Narratives of race and nation in China: women's suffrage in the early twentieth century

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, LP
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T13:02:05Z
dc.date.issued 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Womens Studies International Forum, 2002, 25 (6), pp. 619 - 630
dc.identifier.issn 0277-5395
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1051
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the ways in which the Chinese women's suffrage movement used racializing narratives to alter the boundaries that had excluded women from full participation in politics in the first two decades of the 20th century. It extends existing work on the connection between narratives of race and women's suffrage in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA to explore how race was mobilized in China in the late-Qing and early Republican period. The article has three main areas of innovation. First, it explores the deployment of racializing narratives within the broader discourses of modernity circulating in China wherein modernization was premised on a racialized notion of national identity that is modernization as Han chauvinism. Second, this article aims to participate in the process of extending the history of women's suffrage from primary reliance on class analysis and towards methods that explore the multiple categories of exclusion and inclusion. Third, this article aims to explore the manner in which narratives of race were invoked within a feminist political campaign that occurred in a nation without a history of European colonization. The article demonstrates that the multiplicity of possible gains sought under the banner of race makes it an unreliable category to invoke for struggles that are ultimately determined by gendered divisions.
dc.publisher Pergamon
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/S0277-5395(02)00340-0
dc.title Narratives of race and nation in China: women's suffrage in the early twentieth century
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Womens Studies International Forum
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 25
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 619 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 630 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200517 Literature In Chinese
dc.for 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
dc.for 160805 Social Change
dc.personcode 997199
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


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