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Lecture

Gender Inequality in China

  • Dr. Qi Wang
Date
25 November 2016
Time
Series
Interdisciplinary Explorations of China’s Changing Gender Dynamics 1900-2015
Address
P.N. van Eyckhof 1
2311BV Leiden
Room
003-C

One of the consequences of China’s economic reform and market development over the past decades has been the spread of  gender inequality.  The lecture aims to assess gender inequality in China today. Why and how has gender inequality taken root in China’s transition from socialism to a market economy? And what lessons can we draw from the Chinese experience? The lecture addresses these questions on the basis of  the recently published book Revisiting Gender Inequality: Perspectives from the People’s Republic of China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).  

Qi Wang is Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark. Her research is in the field of gender, gender and politics, gender equality, feminism and feminist activism. She is the principal editor of the collection Revisiting Gender Inequality: Perspectives from the People’s Republic of China,  co-editor of Gender Equality, Citizenship and Human Rights: Controversies and Challenges in China and the Nordic Countries (Routledge, 2010) and of Gender Politics in Asia: Women Maneuvering within Dominant Gender Orders (NIAS Press, 2008). 

Contact

For queries, please contact Harriet Zurndorfer  h.t.zurndorfer@hum.leidenuniv.nl