Chinese Women Organizing by Ping-Chun Hsiung, Maria Jaschok, Cecilia Milwert

By Ping-Chun Hsiung, Maria Jaschok, Cecilia Milwert

Within the means of supporting girls to aid themselves, woman activists have assumed a decisive position in negotiating social and political alterations in chinese language society. this is often the 1st publication that describes and analyzes the recent section of women's organizing in China, which begun within the Eighties, and continues to be an essential strength to the current day. The political and social alterations occurring in modern chinese language society have, unusually, bought scant consciousness. This quantity enriches our figuring out of the operating of grassroots democracy in China by means of exploring women's renowned organizing actions and their interplay with party-state associations. by way of subjecting those actions to either empirical enquiry and theoretical scrutiny, a rigorous research of the alternate, discussion, negotiation and transformation between and inside of 3 teams of political actors – well known women's teams, spiritual teams and the All China Women's Federation – is concisely provided to the reader.This ebook could be of great curiosity to scholars of chinese language reviews, Political technological know-how and Gender reviews alike.

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Discursive affinities between an acknowledgement of spiritual roots in 20 | Maria Jaschok, Cecilia Milwertz and Ping-Chun Hsiung commitment to social change, and self-constitution within an explicit religious framework for action, do not erase equally weighty differences inherent in the manifold political and social consequences of a public identification with religion, especially when religion is sanctioned by the state only within the framework of extensive legislation, administration and registration.

Introduction | 11 The term popular organizing therefore connotes a deliberately ‘porous’ and undefined new phase of political activism, a site of transit for ideas and people in which new initiatives flourish, challenging hierarchical and pre-existing structures. At the Workshop, Huang Yan presented a case study of attempts by unemployed working-class women in Henan Province to provide a much-needed social service, and to sustain this service by creating a commercially viable enterprise. She countered criticism from established women’s activists that this initiative did not fit a core criterion for women’s NGO activism – its non-profit orientation – with an important question: Did not this ‘exclusionary’ attitude display the same rigid notion of political correctness they themselves had not infrequently experienced in negotiations with the ACWF (see Huang, abstract)?

Apart from granting visibility to religions women’s organizations relatively neglected by scholars of contemporary Chinese women’s history (Gladney 1995; Overmyer 1995), it has also been one of the purposes of this volume to start a debate among scholars about similarities, affinities, and differences between secular and religious forms of organizing. A useful starting point is Pang Kong-Feng’s concept of ‘indigenous feminisms’ (1997), by which she understands feminism as shaped by local tradition and/or opportunities for attaining women’s aspiration for equality and dignity.

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