Holding Up Half The Sky

Author: Shirley Mow
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558614659
Size: 14.89 MB
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These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.

Half The Sky

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307267146
Size: 11.74 MB
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Holding Up More Than Half The Sky

Author: Xiaolan Bao
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026317
Size: 38.85 MB
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In 1982, twenty thousand Chinese-American garment workers-mostly women--went on strike in New York's Chinatown and forced every Chinese garment industry employer in the city to sign a union contract. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about.Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Blending these poignant, often dramatic personal stories with a detailed history of the garment industry, Chinese immigrant labor, and the Chinese community in New York, Bao shows how the high rate of married women participating in wage-earning labor outside the home profoundly transformed family culture and with it the image and empowerment of Chinese-American women.Bao offers a complex and subtle discussion of the interplay of ethnic and class factors within the garment industry in New York City. She examines the exploitative paternalism, rooted in ethnic social and economic structures, by which operators sustained low wages and marginal working conditions. She also documents the uneasy relationship between the ILGWU and rank-and-file women garment workers whose claim to direct representation was essentially ignored by union leadership. Through the words of the women workers themselves, Bao shows how their changing positions within their families and within the workplace galvanized them to unite and stand up for themselves. Passionately told and prodigiously documented, 3Holding Up More Than Half the Sky is an important contribution to Asian-American history, labor history, and the history of women.

Holding Up Half The Sky

Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Size: 32.71 MB
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Holding Up Half Of The Sky

Author: Yuwa Wong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470822066
Size: 30.94 MB
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HOLDING UP HALF OF THE SKY The New Women Consumers of Asia Through his detailed analyses of demographic and economic data amassed in this book, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick–Wong has convincingly explained the role of women as an important force shaping the Asian Consumer Market. – Francis T. Lui Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Development Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Holding Up Half of the Sky: The New Women Consumers of Asia is a gold mine of information and insights demonstrating the increasingly important role of women as a driving force of consumption and market development in Asian countries. Combining demographics, profiles of female consumer groups, and the most up–to–date estimates of $500 billion of discretionary spending by 2014, this book pushes the frontiers of market research to new levels. – Dr. R. Paul Shaw Former Lead Economist, currently Program Advisor Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Sensitive and Rigorous, the research combines the best of quantitative and qualitative techniques to provide a lucid, readable overview of the status of Asian women today, and speculates on emerging trends. From an intimate perch on the lofty peak of women′s studies, the author scans the data and provides fascinating insights into how to cash in on the expanding potential of the female purse in Asia in the 21st century. A must–read of all marketers. Dr. Sharon Siddique partner Sreekumar Siddique & Co. Pte. Ltd. This book provides reliable insights, supported with scientific methodology, on one of the "mega–trends′ of Asian and global market development. A better understanding of women′s consumption power can also shed light on the consumption power of men, and as a result, that of the global market as well. Professor Fan Gang Director of National Economic research Institute China Reform Foundation, Beijing

My Half Of The Sky

Author: Jana McBurney-Lin
Publisher: Komenar Pub
Size: 10.85 MB
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Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing young women in China today? You bet. This original and insightful work is in the best traditions of classic novels that explore people caught in the crucible of change in complex cultures. The rewards are rich for the reader, including intriguing insights into folk tales and conventional wisdom of a culture of which few of us have an intimate and timely knowledge.