Changing Approaches to Gender and Development in Rural China

    Project Details

    Description

    In contemporary rural China women face severe gender discrimination and disadvantage. This project examines the ways the Chinese women s movement addresses these issues. Since the mid 1990s the Chinese women s movement has been strongly influenced by international feminist and development discourses. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this project examines the effects of these discourses on women s groups activities in rural areas. It will contribute to improvements in theory and practice aimed at overcoming women s subordination in China and elsewhere, and to advances in debates over the political significance of international feminist and development discourses in post-socialist contexts.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/11

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD150,858.00