Novels at the End of Qing and Images of Modern WomenJune 8, 2013End of Qing is an important period in which traditional style of Chinese literature was being replaced by modern literature as new novels and new images of women become primary pursuit and a crucial period in which images of modern women began to emerge.
ACWF Releases Report on Left-behind Migrant ChildrenMay 9, 2013A media briefing about Children's Day was held in Beijing on May 9, 2013, releasing a research report on the situation nationally of rural left-behind children whose parents have left home to work in the cities, and migrant children in urban areas.
The Cause and Regulation of Women's Remarriage in Ming and Qing DynastiesMay 8, 2013Though the governments of Ming and Qing Dynasties held that women should conserve chastity after the death of their husbands, women's remarriage was not rare. Sometimes, women remarried due to poverty, or they remarried under the duress of husband's family or their maternal families, who desired to obtain gifts and wealth.
Son Preference and Patriarchal Systems: Empirical and Gender Analysis of the Imbalance in Sex Ratio at Birth in ChinaMay 8, 2013The imbalance in sex ratio at birth is an outstanding social issue in China, whose connection the practice of son preference is intrinsic.
Analysis of Factors Affecting Female College Graduates' Job SatisfactionMay 7, 2013In light of existing literature, this article divides newly recruited college graduates' job satisfaction scale into five factors(work rewards, self-development, work itself, leadership behavior, group cooperation).We find that there is no significant difference between male college graduates and female college graduates in overall job satisfaction.
Farmers' Organizations from a Gender Perspective: Based on Research in Xinzhou District, WuhanMay 7, 2013This study discusses farmers' organizations from a gender perspective based on an empirical investigation in the Xinzhou District. It suggests that farmers' organization remains no long at a low level but also with significant gender differences.
Production and Reproduction of Son Preference as a Reproductive CultureMay 7, 2013Guided by Giddens' theory of structuration, this study adopts a practical sociology perspective to analyze the production and reproduction of the culture of preference of sons, using time and space as two perimeters in the observation of and interviews with a family group, so as to identify the effects of fertility policy on the mechanisms of reproducing son preference culture.
Son Preference and Imbalanced Sex Ratio at Birth: Cultural Foundations of DemandApril 10, 2013A skewed sex ratio at birth is a common phenomenon among countries with son preference in the process of fertility transition.
Recording History, Exchanging Information and Spreading Ideas: Comments on the Summary of the Symposium on the Collection of Women's StudiesApril 10, 2013On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Collection of Women's Studies, an examination and review of the various "summaries of symposiums" over the years is necessary for understanding not only about the process of development of the journal but also the development of women's studies and advancement.
On the Progress of Women/Gender Studies in China from the Collection of Women's Studies—Analysis of the Changes in the Columns, Themes and Contents in the Past 20 YearsApril 9, 2013This paper examines changes in the Changes and in the contents and themes of the published articles in varying sections of the Collection of Women's Studies in the last two decades to identify the progress of women's / gender studies in China.
International Research on Gender Differences in Higher Education: An Inspiration to China's Cultivation of High-Potential Female TalentApril 9, 2013Female college students are important resources of high-level female human capital. While more and more female students enter college, gender differences in higher education remain an important concern.
Obstetricians Encountering the "Fear of Maternal Pain" ? : The Body Politics of Chinese Women's Delivery ExperienceApril 9, 2013This paper argues against the claim that the phenomenon of women's request for cesarean section because of being afraid of pain giving rise to high rate of cesarean section in the discourse of culture, technology, power, knowledge and medical systems. It is based on data collected by interviewing method and ten web blogs posted on the BBS of Yaolan website.
Research: Women Make Better Business Decisions than MenApril 8, 2013Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found.
Women in Politics in World's Cities-Paris, New York, London, Tokyo: Case Studies and Enlightenment to BeijingMarch 12, 2013In the globalization process, the role of cities has increasingly drawn attention from scholars of various fields. Political participation has become one of the important indicators to assess gender equality and the healthy growth of the world's cities. In this paper, we will compare women's political participation in four cities, New York, London, Tokyo and Paris, and analyze three ways of promoting