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Introduction

Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520267701
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950344 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the experiences of rural women related to the Chinese revolution. It presents interviews with rural women who lived in the Shaanxi village during the 1950s and 1960s and investigates what socialism was locally, for whom and how gender figured in its creation. It relates the experiences of rural women during the revolution and describes their political activities.

Keywords: rural women; Chinese revolution; Shaanxi village; socialism; political activities

Chapter.  5660 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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