Revisiting Gender Inequality

Perspectives from the People’s Republic of China

  • Editors
  • Qi Wang
  • Min Dongchao
  • Bo Ærenlund Sørensen

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Qi Wang
    Pages 1-19
  3. Liu Bohong, Li Ling, Yang Chunyu
    Pages 21-57
  4. Guo Huimin, Li Xiang
    Pages 101-113
  5. Guo Xiajuan, Zhang Jing
    Pages 203-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-232

About this book


One of the widely acknowledged consequences of the economic reforms in China over the past four decades has been widened social-gender gap and hence increased gender inequalities. In recent years, there is a rising concern of inequality in China and a mounting intellectual reflection and critique of the growth-focused development path China has followed so far. This collection can be seen as a part of this critique, but the focus is on gender and various forms of inequality pertaining to gender and gender relations. The book shows how various gender inequality issues are approached and analysed in the location of China by Chinese gender/social science scholars and how studies of gender inequality constitutes an astute critique of the neo-liberal capitalist development in China. The book brings forth a distinctive gender perspective to the Chinese intellectual and political analysis of social inequality and a Chinese perspective to the bulks of international scholarship on gender inequality in China.


Asia Asian culture culture feminism gender media media studies philosophy social science sociology Tradition women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57144-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55080-4
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