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(En)Gendering Taiwan

The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism

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  • Contributes to the rise and advancement of gender studies and activism in Taiwan

  • Adds to the overview of feminism or gender studies in the Chinese-speaking cultural realm

  • Brings together scholars in the fields of anthropology, religion, history, political science, literature, media, education, performing arts, sociology, and cultural studies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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About this book

This book highlights the diversity and richness of non-Mainland China and Taiwan-oriented gender issues from a unique Taiwanese perspective, in contrast to previous studies that have often placed Taiwanese gender issues under the huge umbrella of Mainland Chinese, Communist Chinese, or P.R.C. women’s and gender studies. In a follow-up dialogue to and with Liu’s, Karl’s, and Ko’s The Birth of Chinese Feminism, this book looks at the various metaphorical details of that “birth” and the different dimensions of Mainland Chinese versus Taiwanese feminism and gender issues. Although Chinese-heritage people share similar traditions, different gender problems have occurred in and challenged various local conditions of Chinese-speaking areas. Taiwan’s gender issues have reflected Taiwan’s unique historical, sociocultural, economic, political, (post)colonial, military, and diplomatic backgrounds, in ways unfamiliar to the many people with a Chinese background who are not Taiwanese. This volume gives a historical outline of the people and events that paved the way for the rise of Taiwanese feminism, and includes portraits of famous feminists, gender issues in institutions, and a variety of gender concerns.

Keywords

  • Chinese Feminist Activists and the Chinese Revolution
  • Education and Gender Issues in Taiwan
  • Gender Studies and Activism in Taiwan
  • Gendering of Citizenship
  • Gendering the Chinese Socio-Religious Order
  • Huangmei Opera Film Genre
  • International Migration Flow in Taiwan
  • Lü Hsiu-lien’s Political Career
  • Madame Chiang Kai-shek
  • Taiwanese Feminism Gender Issues
  • Women and Taiwan Politics

Editors and Affiliations

  • China Medical University , Taichung, Taiwan

    Ya-chen Chen

About the editor

 Ya-chen Chen is Associate Professor at China Medical University as well as a visiting scholar in Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York. Her academic books include The Many Dimensions of Chinese Feminism; Women in Chinese Martial Arts of the New Millennium: Narrative Analysis and Gender Politics; Women and Gender in Contemporary Chinese Societies: Beyond the Han Patriarchy; Higher Education in East Asia: Neoliberalism and Professoriate; Women in Taiwan: Sociocultural Perspectives; Farewell My Concubine: Same-Sex Readings and Cross-Cultural Dialogues.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: (En)Gendering Taiwan

  • Book Subtitle: The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism

  • Editors: Ya-chen Chen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63219-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-63217-9Published: 02 November 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87499-9Published: 24 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-63219-3Published: 15 October 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 180

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-63219-3
  • 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 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)