From gender equality to gender difference: feminist campaigns for quotas for women in politics, 1936-1947

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Louise en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:04:10Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier 2006008055 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Edwards Louise 1999, 'From gender equality to gender difference: feminist campaigns for quotas for women in politics, 1936-1947', The Ohio State University Press, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 69-105. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1521-5385 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15911
dc.description.abstract In the decade from 1936, Chinese women's rights activists waged a successful campaign to win a set minimum quota ofseats for women in the national legislative bodies. This little-known campaign is a pivotal part of the history of women's participation in politics in the Republic of China (ROC), since it reflects the strategic shift in the feminist struggle for improvements in women's political rights from activism premised on gender equality to that premised on gender difference. It was a direct extension of the Chinese women's suffrage movement of 1911-1936; moreover, the legislative changes effected are still upheld in current Taiwan, ROC electoral laws. This article explores the campaign through which Chinese women lobbied for this special quota with the intention of demonstrating that, contrary to common perceptions, an independent feminist movement did engage in distinct activism on women's political rights during the 'conservative' periods of Nationalist Government rule and the Anti-Japanese War. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher The Ohio State University Press en_US
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dc.title From gender equality to gender difference: feminist campaigns for quotas for women in politics, 1936-1947 en_US
dc.parent Twentieth-Century China en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Ohio, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 69 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 105 en_US
dc.cauo.name Centre for Social & Cultural Change in China Investment Core en_US
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dc.classification.name Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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