From gender equality to gender difference: feminist campaigns for quotas for women in politics, 1936-1947

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Show simple item record Edwards, LP 2012-02-02T11:04:10Z 1999-01
dc.identifier.citation Twentieth-Century China, 1999, 24 (2), pp. 69 - 105
dc.identifier.issn 1521-5385
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract In the decade from 1936, Chinese women's rights activists waged a successful campaign to win a set minimum quota ofseats for women in the national legislative bodies. This little-known campaign is a pivotal part of the history of women's participation in politics in the Republic of China (ROC), since it reflects the strategic shift in the feminist struggle for improvements in women's political rights from activism premised on gender equality to that premised on gender difference. It was a direct extension of the Chinese women's suffrage movement of 1911-1936; moreover, the legislative changes effected are still upheld in current Taiwan, ROC electoral laws. This article explores the campaign through which Chinese women lobbied for this special quota with the intention of demonstrating that, contrary to common perceptions, an independent feminist movement did engage in distinct activism on women's political rights during the 'conservative' periods of Nationalist Government rule and the Anti-Japanese War.
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dc.publisher The Ohio State University Press
dc.title From gender equality to gender difference: feminist campaigns for quotas for women in politics, 1936-1947
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Twentieth-Century China
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Ohio, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 69 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 105 en_US Centre for Social & Cultural Change in China Core 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 Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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