Gender and the 'Virtue of Violence': creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Louise en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhou, Lili en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005298 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Edwards Louise and Zhou Lili 2011, 'Gender and the 'Virtue of Violence': creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution', Springer and Higher Education Press, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 485-504. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1673-3401 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18955
dc.description.abstract In this article, we explore the way men and women used the idea of violence to transform their broader political roles in their desired new Republic. We argue that the espousal of violence, whether or not actually undertaken, became an important part of the accoutrements of progressive political forces in China at this time. Violent action was perceived as virtuous rather than villainous among reformers and radicals in the late Qing and early Republic. We demonstrate that the impact and significance of this turn to violence differed for men and for women. For men, the ability and willingness to take violent action symbolized a break with the effete literati of the imperial past by their envisaging of a muscular Confucianism; for women, it provided a platform on which their claims to equal citizenship with men could be performed. The gendered nature of the virtue of violence within this rapidly changing political context produced unexpected results for both male and female political aspirants. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer and Higher Education Press en_US
dc.title Gender and the 'Virtue of Violence': creating a new vision of political engagement through the 1911 revolution en_US
dc.parent Frontiers of History in China en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation China en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 485 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 504 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160600 en_US
dc.personcode 997199 en_US
dc.personcode 10537114 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Political Science en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords China, the 1911 Revolution, gender, violence, political change en_US
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