The Good Women Of China

The Good Women Of China

This unforgettable book is the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country.

Author: Xinran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407063669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a radio programme in China during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast every evening, Words on the Night Breeze became famous through the country for its unflinching portrayal of what it meant to be a woman in modern China. Centuries of obedience to their fathers, husbands and sons, followed by years of political turmoil had made women terrified of talking openly about their feelings. Xinran won their trust and, through her compassion and ability to listen, became the first woman to hear their true stories. This unforgettable book is the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country. Through the vivid intimacy of her writing, the women's voices confide in the reader, sharing their deepest secrets for the first time. Their stories changed Xinran's understanding of China forever. Her book will reveal the lives of Chinese women to the West as never before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Good Women of China

The Good Women of China

This work presents women's stories collected by Xinran Xue when she was hosting a radio phone-in programme about women's lives in China.

Author: Xinran

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939614093

Category: China

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This work presents women's stories collected by Xinran Xue when she was hosting a radio phone-in programme about women's lives in China. The stories reveal what it means to be a woman in today's China, telling of almost inconceivable suffering as well as love in the face of cruelty and politics.
Categories: China

Women and China s Revolutions

Women and China s Revolutions

Market Street: A Chinese Woman in Harbin. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. ... Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture. ... The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices.

Author: Gail Hershatter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442215702

Category: History

Page: 424

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Using gender as its analytic lens, this deeply knowledgeable text illuminates the places where the Big History of China’s past two centuries intersects with the daily lives of ordinary people. Based on formidable scholarship, Gail Hershatter’s beautifully written book will be essential reading for all students of China’s modern history.
Categories: History

Societies Networks and Transitions Volume II Since 1450 A Global History

Societies  Networks  and Transitions  Volume II  Since 1450  A Global History

In The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices (2002), she [my parents] love each other? I have revealed strong, resourceful charnever dared to ask.” While working as an army administrator, acters who offered insights into China's past and ...

Author: Craig A. Lockard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357639283

Category: History

Page: 544

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Exploring history in global framework, Lockard's SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, VOLUME ll: SINCE 1450: A GLOBAL HISTORY, Fourth Edition, combines the accessibility and cultural richness of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship. Emphasizing culture, social change, gender issues, economic patterns, science and religion, it helps you unravel the connections, encounters, cooperation and conflicts of world and regional history. The author includes profiles of individuals from various walks of life as well as highlights social life and cultural artifacts such as music, literature and art. Extensively revised, the text incorporates recent scholarship throughout, examines various debates among historians and explains how historians use original documents. Insightful questions help you reflect on the historical significance of text material -- and how it relates to you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

Women Writers in Postsocialist China

Women Writers in Postsocialist China

Chineseborn journalist Xinran focussed international attention onthe oppressive natureof the lives ofrural women in China with her bestselling book The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices (2002). As the titleimplies, manyof thestories ...

Author: Kay Schaffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135091422

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the West, attending to the processes of translation, adaptation, and the grafting of new ideas with existing Chinese understandings of gender, feminism, subjectivity, consumerism and (post) modernism. By focusing on women’s autobiographical, biographical, fictional and historical writing, the book engages in a transcultural flow of ideas between western and indigenous Chinese feminisms. Taking account of the accretions of social, cultural, geographic, literary, economic, and political movements and trends, cultural formations and ways of thinking, it asks how the texts and the concepts they negotiate might be understood in the social and cultural spaces within China and how they might be interpreted differently elsewhere in the global locations in which they circulate. The book argues that women-centred writing in China has a direct bearing on global feminist theory and practice. This critical study of selected genres and writers highlights the shifts in feminist perspectives within contemporary local and global cultural landscapes.
Categories: Social Science

Capitalism For and Against

Capitalism  For and Against

A fascinating book, The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices, by Xinran18 illustrates the problem of relying on felt satisfaction as a measure of women's condition. In the final chapter the author introduces us to women living in a remote ...

Author: Ann E. Cudd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139493796

Category: Philosophy

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Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether as an actually existing economic system it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how effectively to analyze what constitutes 'capitalism' and 'women's interests'. Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered. The resulting volume will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, women's studies and global affairs.
Categories: Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation. Tr. Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell, and Esther Tyldesley. New York: Pantheon Books, 2009. The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices. Tr. Esther Tyldesley. New York: Pantheon, 2002.

Author: Li-hua Ying

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130063

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 824

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Modern Chinese literature has been flourishing for over a century, with varying degrees of intensity and energy at different junctures of history and points of locale. An integral part of world literature from the moment it was born, it has been in constant dialogue with its counterparts from the rest of the world. As it has been challenged and enriched by external influences, it has contributed to the wealth of literary culture of the entire world. In terms of themes and styles, modern Chinese literature is rich and varied; from the revolutionary to the pastoral, from romanticism to feminism, from modernism to post-modernism, critical realism, psychological realism, socialist realism, and magical realism. Indeed, it encompasses a full range of ideological and aesthetic concerns. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Galaxy of Immortal Women

A Galaxy of Immortal Women

The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices. Esther Tyldesley, translator. Toronto: Random House Canada. Xinran. 2008. China Witness: Voices from a Silent Generation. London: Chatto & Windus. Xu Xiaobin. 2009 (c.1998). Feathered Serpent.

Author: Brian Griffith

Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press

ISBN: 9781935259145

Category: History

Page: 336

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The goddess tradition remakes China and the world.
Categories: History

Women Police in Contemporary China

Women Police in Contemporary China

Schulz, D. M. (2004) Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Women Police Chiefs and Their Paths to the Top. ... Shen, A. (2020a) Women policing in China: Separate but equal? ... Xinran (2003) The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices.

Author: Anqi Shen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000461879

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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This is the first book to look at women in policing in the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Informed by empirical data as well as rich secondary information drawn from a wide range of published materials, and written by a former police officer in China, this book offers a detailed discussion of key issues concerning women in the Chinese police. Mainly drawing on face-to-face interviews with police officers and student probationers in multiple force areas, Women Police in Contemporary China offers rich insights into women’s lives in Chinese policing. The book first discusses how Chinese women were introduced to the male-only organisation and their representation in the Chinese police today. It elaborates women’s experiences as female officers in the police and, more specifically, their everyday work, contributions to policing, women police’s own perceptions of their roles and positions in the police profession and the gendered challenges and concerns facing them. It also looks at police occupational culture from a gendered lens. This book is illuminating reading for all those engaged in policing studies, gender and justice, policymaking, comparative criminal justice and all those interested in a woman’s role in the Chinese police.
Categories: Social Science

Fear of Black Consciousness

Fear of Black Consciousness

... 1999); Emily Honig and Gail Hershatter, eds., Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980s (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988); Xinran, The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices (New York: Anchor Books, 2003).

Author: Lewis R. Gordon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141989655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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'Expansive . . . reminds us that the ultimate aim of Black freedom quests is, indeed, universal liberation' Angela Y. Davis 'There is a movement from a suffering black consciousness to a liberatory Black consciousness in which revelation of the dirty laundry and fraud of white supremacy and black inferiority is a dreaded truth' Lewis Gordon, one of the leading scholars of Black Existentialism, has spent decades putting philosophical thought at the heart of activism for racial justice around the world. In this boldly original book, he delves into history, art, politics and popular culture to show how the process of racialization - and its absence - affects not only how individuals and society perceive black people but also how black people perceive themselves. Fear of Black Consciousness traces the ways in which the lived experience of black people has been rendered invisible in the Western world and the breadth of rich cultural expression that encapsulates the truth nonetheless - from ancient African languages to films such as Get Out and Black Panther. Gordon offers a stunning philosophical and social critique while highlighting the fundamental role of Black people as agents of history and of the social change required to build a humane world of dignity, freedom and respect.
Categories: Philosophy