(En)Gendering Taiwan

The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism

Editors: Chen, Ya-chen (Ed.)

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  • Contributes to the rise and advancement of gender studies and activism in Taiwan
  • Adds to the overview of feminism or gender studies in the Chinese-speaking cultural realm
  • Brings together scholars in the fields of anthropology, religion, history, political science, literature, media, education, performing arts, sociology, and cultural studies
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This book highlights the diversity and richness of non-Mainland China and Taiwan-oriented gender issues from a unique Taiwanese perspective, in contrast to previous studies that have often placed Taiwanese gender issues under the huge umbrella of Mainland Chinese, Communist Chinese, or P.R.C. women’s and gender studies. In a follow-up dialogue to and with Liu’s, Karl’s, and Ko’s The Birth of Chinese Feminism, this book looks at the various metaphorical details of that “birth” and the different dimensions of Mainland Chinese versus Taiwanese feminism and gender issues. Although Chinese-heritage people share similar traditions, different gender problems have occurred in and challenged various local conditions of Chinese-speaking areas. Taiwan’s gender issues have reflected Taiwan’s unique historical, sociocultural, economic, political, (post)colonial, military, and diplomatic backgrounds, in ways unfamiliar to the many people with a Chinese background who are not Taiwanese. This volume gives a historical outline of the people and events that paved the way for the rise of Taiwanese feminism, and includes portraits of famous feminists, gender issues in institutions, and a variety of gender concerns.

About the authors

 Ya-chen Chen is Associate Professor at China Medical University as well as a visiting scholar in Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York. Her academic books include The Many Dimensions of Chinese Feminism; Women in Chinese Martial Arts of the New Millennium: Narrative Analysis and Gender Politics; Women and Gender in Contemporary Chinese Societies: Beyond the Han Patriarchy; Higher Education in East Asia: Neoliberalism and Professoriate; Women in Taiwan: Sociocultural Perspectives; Farewell My Concubine: Same-Sex Readings and Cross-Cultural Dialogues.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: (En)Gendering Taiwan

    Chen, Ya-chen

    Pages 1-11

  • Siraya Concepts of Marriage in Seventeenth-Century Sincan: Impressions Gathered from the Letters of Two Dutch Missionaries

    Everts, Natalie

    Pages 13-24

  • Taiwanese Communist Feminist, Xie Xuehong: Li Ang’s Literary Portrait of Xie Xuehong’s Pre-1949 Feminist Activism in Taiwan

    Chen, Ya-chen

    Pages 25-52

  • “The Only Thing Oriental About Me Is My Face”: The True Picture of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

    Palm, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Cinematic Metaphors of Autumn Cicadas and Chilling Cicadas: The Way Out of Legal Bottlenecks in Sex Appeal

    Chen, Ya-chen

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(En)Gendering Taiwan
Book Subtitle
The Rise of Taiwanese Feminism
Editors
  • Ya-chen Chen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63219-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63219-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63217-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87499-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 180
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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