Personal Voices: Chinese Women in the 1980's

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Index
Abortion, 114, 120, 305; and unmarried women, 120; and married women, 187, 190; forced, 275
"Achievements of Shanghai Women, 1976-1986," 1
Adolescence, see Girls
Adornment, 41-51, 64, 177, 335; sexuality and, 41-80; male, 43-44; translations, 67-72. See also Fashion
Adultery, see Sex, extramarital
Advertisements, personal, see Personals
Advertising, fashion, 42-46, 49
Advice literature, 9, 13-19, 23, 29; on
adornment, 41; on sexuality, 41, 53-54, 56, 117-20, 182-83; on fashion, 49- 51; on pornography, 61-62; on parental interference, 93-94; on love, 97, 110-13; on courtship, 102-4; on premarital sex, 117-21; and the new wife, 169, 175-81; on husband management, 177-80; on childbearing, 188; on divorce, 216; on employment discrimination, 246-48; on rape, 281-82; on travel weddings, 353. See also Cautionary tales; Translations
Agriculture, decollectivization of, 4
Alienation of affection, 337
All-China Women's Federation, see Women's Federation
Aphrodisiacs, 62, 218
"Ark, The" ( Zhang Jie), 224-26, 310
Associations, women's, 317-25. See also Women's Federation
Baby booms, 186
Bachelors, 84, 89; rural, 105. See also Courtship
Bai Fengxi, 313
Beating, wife, see Wife-battering
Beauty, personal, 41-51, 335; pitfalls of absorption in, 70; and love, 129-30. See also Adornment
Best man, 159
Birth control, 5, 20, 95, 120, 186-91, 192, 275, 310
Blood letters, 234
Bride, "stealing" the, 278, 288, 291
Brideprice, 96, 141, 149, 348, 352
Brides, see Marriage; Weddings; Wives
Bust enhancement, 47, 68-69
Capital ( Marx), 230
Careers, see Work, women and
Cautionary tales, 63-67, 117. See also Advice literature
Chastity, see Virginity
Chen Shimei, 230
Child brides, 96
Childcare work, women in, 247
Children, 96, 187-89; illegitimate, 120; care of, 180-81; rape of, 278; rights of, 297f, 319. See also Girls
Chinese Communist Party (CCP): women and, 1, 3; official pronouncements on women, 21, 24, 297f, 309-10; women members of, 42; and emphasis on marriage, 83; views on wedding ceremonies, 151-52; and mother-in-law/daughter- in-law relations; and parenthood, 186- 87; and domestic violence, 273-74; and legal rights of women and children, 297f, 309-10
Chops (signature stones), 144
Clothing, see Adornment
Coeducation, 322
Cohabitation, 114-16

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- Growing Up Female 13
  • 2- The Pleasures of Adornment And The Dangers of Sexuality 41
  • 3- Making a Friend: Changing Patterns of Courtship 81
  • 4- Marriage 137
  • 5- Family Relations 167
  • 6- Divorce 206
  • 7- Women and Work 243
  • 8- Violence Against Women 273
  • 9- Feminist Voices 308
  • Conclusion 335
  • Notes 343
  • Bibliography 363
  • Index 381
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