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Women Judges in Contemporary China

Gender, Judging and Living

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Presents a highly original dataset that holds up debates on issues currently underexamined in the literature

  • Examines the nature of judging in China and explores the gender issues in the judiciary and gender role and position of women in Chinese society

  • Offers a model of studying gender as a social process in a transitional society

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Researching Judges in China

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 23-48
  4. Women in the Judiciary

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 91-134
  5. Women and Judging

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 135-176
  6. Female Judges and Living

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 177-203
  7. Conclusion

    • Anqi Shen
    Pages 205-221
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 223-231

About this book

This study provides an up-to-date empirical account of Chinese female judges within the context of the Chinese legal system and wider society, revealing a deeper understanding of women in contemporary China. Shen explores the gendered nature of judging in post-Mao China by examining: who female judges are, what they do, and their position in relation to their profession. She goes on to argue for true representation of women in the judiciary, including their contributions in judging, and the importance of judicial diversity. The book examines the place held by female judges at home and women's place in society as a whole, and investigates gender equality, women's agencies, emancipation, and empowerment in the contemporary China.

Based on data resulting from original research, this book provides a much-needed contribution to contemporary women's studies. Addressing a broad range of issues surrounding gender and justice in the Chinese judicial system, this engaging study will be of special interest to scholars and activists involved with judicial diversity, gender politics, and gender equality.

Keywords

  • Gender studies
  • Asia
  • China
  • Transitional society
  • Judges
  • Courts
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Law
  • Empirical data

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teesside University , Middlesborough, United Kingdom

    Anqi Shen

About the author

Anqi Shen is Reader in Law at Teesside University, UK. Her research focus is in the areas of organised crime, gender, youth, crime and justice, the legal profession, judicial culture, and migration and crime. She is author of Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and Pathways into Crime (Palgrave, 2015).

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eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-57840-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)