Gender and the 'Virtue of Violence': creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, LP
dc.contributor.author Zhou, L
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers of History in China, 2011, 6 (4), pp. 485 - 504
dc.identifier.issn 1673-3401
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18955
dc.description.abstract In this article, we explore the way men and women used the idea of violence to transform their broader political roles in their desired new Republic. We argue that the espousal of violence, whether or not actually undertaken, became an important part of the accoutrements of progressive political forces in China at this time. Violent action was perceived as virtuous rather than villainous among reformers and radicals in the late Qing and early Republic. We demonstrate that the impact and significance of this turn to violence differed for men and for women. For men, the ability and willingness to take violent action symbolized a break with the effete literati of the imperial past by their envisaging of a muscular Confucianism; for women, it provided a platform on which their claims to equal citizenship with men could be performed. The gendered nature of the virtue of violence within this rapidly changing political context produced unexpected results for both male and female political aspirants.
dc.publisher Springer and Higher Education Press
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s11462-011-0138-8
dc.title Gender and the 'Virtue of Violence': creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Frontiers of History in China
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation China en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 485 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 504 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 997199
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change en_US
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change
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
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10


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