Women of China

Economic and Social Transformation

  • Jackie West
  • Zhao Minghua
  • Chang Xiangqun
  • Cheng Yuan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. State and Economy in the Making of Women’s Lives: An Introduction

  3. Political and Economic Transitions

  4. Gender, Migration and Labour Markets

  5. Family and Household Relations

  6. Organising for Change

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-238

About this book


This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection brings together scholars from China and the West to examine the many dimensions of debate around gender issues in contemporary China. The experiences of women in education, employment, marriage and the family, in rural and urban areas are analysed and assessed.


family policy gender labor market marriage women

Editors and affiliations

  • Jackie West
    • 1
  • Zhao Minghua
    • 2
  • Chang Xiangqun
    • 3
  • Cheng Yuan
    • 4
  1. 1.University of BristolUK
  2. 2.Seafarers International Research CentreUniversity of Wales CardiffUK
  3. 3.The China Research UnitCity UniversityLondonUK
  4. 4.Policy Studies InstituteLondonUK

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