The following abbreviations are used in the Notes and Bibliography. Complete
authors' names, titles, and publication data are given in the Bibliography, pp. 363-80.
|JPRS||Joint Publications Research Service|
|MF||Minzhu yu fazhi|
|ZFB||Zhongguo funü bao|
|ZQB||Zhongguo qingnian bao|
For a discusson of the May Fourth Movement, see Chow; Spence; and Schwarcz.
For an analysis of the Party's attempts to mobilize women in the 1920's, see
For an account of this campaign, and the serious resistance it met in many
rural areas, see Johnson, 115-53.
For a concise and lucid summary of the political history of the Cultural
Revolution, see William Joseph, "Foreword," in
Gao Yuan, Born Red; for one
person's account of his experiences in that movement, see Gao Yuan.
This point is developed further in Young, "Chicken Little in China."
In addition to the works by Johnson and Stacey mentioned elsewhere in this
introduction, the following works have been particularly useful to us: Wolf, Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan; Wolf, Revolution Postponed; Wolf and Witke;
Croll, Feminism and Socialism in
China; Croll, Chinese Women Since Mao; Diamond;
Davin; and the
Young, Women in China.
A typical book of advice, Gei shaonü de xin (Letters to Young Women),
sketches the lessons that adults want adolescent girls to learn. The book is divided
into 26 letters, each supposedly written to a different young woman by an uncle,
aunt, teacher, older friend, or cousin. Strong stylistic similarities indicate that the
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Book title: Personal Voices:Chinese Women in the 1980's.
Contributors: Emily Honig - Author, Gail Hershatter - Author.
Publisher: Stanford University Press.
Place of publication: Stanford, CA.
Publication year: 1988.
Page number: 343.
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