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Representing Women in Chinese Village Self-Government: A New Perspective on Gender

Jacka, Tamara; Sargeson, Sally


Recent feminist debate about how to achieve the substantive representation of women in government has been conducted largely in relation to national parliaments in democratic states. This article brings a new perspective by examining grassroots rural government in contemporary China – an authoritarian state, which, however, began implementing village “self-government,” including elections, in 1987. The article draws on qualitative fieldwork in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Yunnan. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2015.1079990


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