Chapter

Half the Sky:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0011
Half the Sky:

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This chapter demonstrates the various mobility strategies of women in Guangdong during the Cultural Revolution. The Cultural Revolution is characterized by the unusual power of the official rhetoric of revolution, which pushed capitalism to the extreme opposite side of the party line. The rhetoric surrounding the image of the steel maiden demanded conformity, but through the women's individual strategies of using this image, they found fulfillment in their own complicated lives.

Keywords: mobility strategies; Guangdong; Cultural Revolution; capitalism; steel maiden

Chapter.  9584 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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