Over my dead body! Media constructions of forced prostitution in the People's Republic of China

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dc.contributor.author Jeffreys, Elaine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T05:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-12T05:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004388 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jeffreys Elaine 2006, 'Over my dead body! Media constructions of forced prostitution in the People's Republic of China', UTSePress, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-27. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1449-2490 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3326
dc.description.abstract This paper examines some of the tensions surrounding the PRC?s official policy of banning prostitution by focusing on two highly publicized cases of deceptive recruiting for sexual services?the `Tang Shengli Incident? and the `Liu Yanhua Incident?. Both cases involve young rural women who had migrated from their native homes to other more economically developed parts of China to look for work. Both were forced to sell sex and both resisted. However, whereas Tang Shengli jumped from a building rather than be forced into prostitution, Liu Yanhua escaped from conditions akin to sexual servitude by stabbing her `employer?. An examination of these cases highlights some of the problems associated with efforts by the Chinese women?s media to promote and protect women?s rights in a country marked by rapid, yet unequal, economic growth and an expanding, albeit banned, sex industry. en_US
dc.publisher UTSePress en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal/article/view/126/342 en_US
dc.title Over my dead body! Media constructions of forced prostitution in the People's Republic of China en_US
dc.parent PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies: Women in Asia Special Issue en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 27 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 011199 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords China; forced prostitution; sexuality; media treatment of sex; Tang Shengli; Liu Yanhua en_US
dc.staffid 011199 en_US


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