New Feminism in China

Young Middle-Class Chinese Women in Shanghai

  • Jiaran Zheng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
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    Pages 1-22
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    Pages 23-38
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    Pages 39-57
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    Pages 59-79
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    Pages 81-101
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    Pages 103-122
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-189

About this book


Based on rich empirical data and findings concerning the lives, perceptions and ambitions of young middle-class women graduates, this book provides insight into the lives and perceptions of a previously un-researched group in China from a feminist scholarly perspective. This study shows how the lives of young women and debates over youthful femininity lie at the very heart of modern Chinese history and society. With the central focus of women’s issues, the ultimate concerns for this book is for facilitating Western readers to better understand the changing ideologies and the overall social domain of China under the leadership of President Xi. The empirical data displayed in this book include interviews, group discussions and additionally, illustrations, tables and other forms of images collected during a prolonged period of fieldwork. The insights presented in this book contribute to the cross-cultural communication with both Western feminist academics and readers who are sensible to different cultures.


China's social transformation Chinese Femininity Chinese Women’s Movements Middle-class young women in China New Feminism Social Reform Third-Wave Feminism cross-cultrual communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiaran Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Shuyuan South 11, 1-1-301BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0775-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0777-4
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