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Chinese History: Women, Gender, Family

use this guide to research the history of Imperial and Modern China

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Dr. Shao's FSP 164 course focuses on four major themes:

  • Women and the Family in Chinese Tradition
  • Chinese Women in Reform and Revolution
  • Love, Marriage, and Sexuality in Mao’s China
  • New Challenges in Women/Family life Post Mao

The following subject searches reveal books and other resources about women in the Chinese tradition; women's participation in political reform and revolution; domesticity, family, and marriage including the one-child policy; gender and sexuality; and women in post-Mao China. Remove the "History" subdivision (from those searches that have it) and re-execute your search to find even more sources (but without the historical focus).

The above subject heading combinations are not necessarily intuitive. Express your own combinations by mixing and matching the main headings with subdivisions. Remember to limit your searches to these terms in the subject field. Here is an example:

Selected Books

Multiple periods:

Modern China:

Imperial China:

Song and Yuan dynasties:

Ming and Qing dynasties: