Guide to Women's Studies in China

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Women's Studies Research Centers, Publications, and Scholars in Taiwan

LIN HO-LIN


Research Centers

The Awakening Foundation (Funü xinzhi)

The foundation is a privately funded women's organization that serves as a voice and advocate for women's issues. It publishes a monthly magazine ( Awakening), sponsors the publication of books about women's issues and gender relations (recently, for instance, subsidizing an elegantly printed monograph on the "women's writing" (nüshu) that has been the subject of much research in the PRC),1 gives press conferences and has a speakers' bureau, and offers training programs to people interested in working on women's issues. Originally centered in Taipei, it has recently established local chapters in Xinzhu and Gaoxiong and has expanded its activities to include participation in political campaigns. Awakening has also encouraged the formation of feminist clubs (nüxing she) on university campuses.


Women's Research Program (Funü yanjiu she)

Located in the Population Studies Center (Renkou yanjiu zhongxin) on the campus of National Taiwan University, this tiny program is currently directed by Chang Chüeh, associate professor in the university's Institute of Public Health. The WRP's library is packed with materials (including materials in English) published in Taiwan and obtained through exchanges with women's studies programs in the PRC, Hong Kong, and Korea. The collection of

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Kao Yin-hsien and Yi Nien-hwa, The Women's Script, trans. Kung Che-ping ( Taipei: Awakening, 1992).

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