Talk:Feminism in China

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Under the heading "Differences from Western feminism" it is said that "Rather, Chinese culture has always assumed that "man" and "woman" are socially constructed categories." To me that is not coherent with the above heading were it is claimed that "women were believed to occupy a lower position than men in the hierarchical order of the universe. The I Ching stated that "'Great Righteousness is shown in that man and woman occupy their correct places; the relative positions of Heaven and Earth.'"

I think there is a contradiction here, or maybe I have just misunderstood something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

I think you're certainly right. I think that the traditional Chinese thinking has included the essentialist view of man and woman (grounded to metaphysics). Still, it may be true that it has seen genders as somehow socially constructed but this would need some clarification. -- (talk) 15:07, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Much Needed Article![edit]

Nuwa, Chinese Dragon goddess of creation

Thanks, Ricardiana!

Looking forward to adding to this good start!

Millennium Twain (talk) 13:11, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

The period of 1912-1949[edit]

This should also include the feminism and change of the position of women in China during the period of 1912-1949. During the 1930s and 1940s, I believe, women could study at the university and became teachers and doctors. They were no longer in the same position as during empirial China. -- (talk) 15:58, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Women were allowed to study at Peking University in 1920. -- (talk) 17:57, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

source chapter prospect[edit]

A source that covers feminism in China looks interesting. It's a chapter by Louise P. Edwards in Roces, Mina, & Louise P. Edwards, eds., Women's Movements in Asia: Feminisms and Transnational Activism (London or Oxon: Routledge, pbk. 2010 (ISBN 978-0-415-48703-0)) (ed. Roces assoc. prof., School of History and Philosophy, University of New S. Wales, Sydney, Australia, & ed. Edwards prof. modern China, Univ. of Hong Kong, both per p. [i] & cover IV). If someone has the time and more national expertise than I have, it may be worth adding to this article. Nick Levinson (talk) 22:28, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Anti-Gay feminism in China[edit]

I've found a very unique sort of feminism on Chinese forums and blogs, "Anti-Gay Feminism". It's jokingly called "国产女权主义" ("Feminism made in China") and it centers around criticism of lavender marriages and gay people in general. It appears to be very popular, but I have no way to confirm this (at least the official "Feminism" Tieba adheres to this kind of feminism).

Since there's no scholarly research on this topic (and therefore no statistics) I won't add it to the article, but I think it's worth looking into and adding it when there's more research available. (talk) 12:16, 11 August 2015 (UTC)