Gender and Welfare States in East Asia

Confucianism or Gender Equality?

  • Sirin Sung
  • Gillian Pascall

About this book


Contributors address questions about gender equality in a Confucian context across a wide and varied social policy landscape, from Korea and Taiwan, where Confucian culture is deeply embedded, through China, with its transformations from Confucianism to communism and back, to the mixed cultural environments of Hong Kong and Japan.


care communism culture environment gender gender mainstreaming Generation Policy reforms social policy Tradition transformation violence women work

Editors and affiliations

  • Sirin Sung
    • 1
  • Gillian Pascall
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastUK
  2. 2.University of NottinghamUK

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