Decision-making on Family Purchases in a Transitional Rural Chinese Society:A Perspective based on "Cultural Norms Theory"July 5, 2012This study examines the impacts of changes in resources and awareness of gender equality held by spouses on the decision-making of family purchases in a transitional rural Chinese society.
Gender Gaps and Authority in China's Urban WorkplacesJuly 4, 2012Existing research on Chinese women's authority in the workplace has usually adopted either a broader or a narrower approach on the concept of authority.Upon critically assessing these two approaches,the article provides a clearer definition on authority.Based on urban sample of CGSS2006.
Intergenerational Reciprocal Care or Welfare Default?——Gender and Intergenerational Exchange of Care in Domestic Labor in Dual-earner FamiliesJuly 4, 2012This paper asserts that elderly women helping their sons and daughters-in-law with domestic labor cannot be simply viewed as a kind of intergenerational reciprocal care.
Retreating back Home Willingly or Being Unwillingly Sent Home?——Debates on "Women-going-home" and the Ideological Transformation in the Course of Marketization in ChinaJuly 2, 2012This paper argues that key reasons for "women-going-home" reside in the gradual separation of public and private spheres in the course of marketization of the Chinese economy,in which activities related to 'reproduction' have been pushed back to family,resulting in women becoming 'less valued' labour in the market.
Research on Media Literacy as a Strategy to Advocate Gender EqualityJuly 2, 2012This paper discusses the values of raising awareness among media personnel in gender advocacy.
Gender and City Community Safety:Women's Participation in "Lower Class Politics"June 14, 2012This paper examines the historical roles of women in city community building and safety in China based on empirical evidence from both historical and contemporary periods.It suggests that women's participation in city community safety historically correlated with the rise of "community building" in China.When ordinary women became participants in upholding community safety,they actually occupied a core position in the power structure of community governance.
Why do Women and Men for or against Same Age Retirement?——Empirical Study of the Factors Influencing Retirement Age ChoicesJune 14, 2012The rule of retirement age in China allows a difference between 5 to 10 years in retirement age based on sex and status.The goal of achieving "Same retirement age between women and men," which has become a focus in the contemporary Chinese women's movement and the cause of human rights protection,has been a subject of debate among policy makers,academia and women themselves in the Chinese society.
Growth of Senior Women in Science and Development Strategy: Report of Qualitative Research in Five ProvincesJune 13, 2012This paper discusses that though women form an important segment of human resources in science and technology,there are issues that are not to be neglected and that hinder the development of women in science,the most outstanding of which is the shortage of women at senior levels as women form only five percent of senior personnel.
Analysis on Social Exclusion and its Influence on Senior Female Personnel——Based on Investigation in Fujian ProvinceJune 13, 2012This paper uses the 2010 survey data of senior women personnel in Fujian Province to analyze the relationship between social exclusion and factors.
Gender Study on the Status and Role of Women in Scientific ExperimentsMay 14, 2012This article analyzes women's work in science,and finds that there exists obvious gender division of labor.
Female Township Cadres' Social Capital---A Case Study of the C City of Hunan ProvinceMay 14, 2012This paper discusses a qualitative study of interviews with 22 female township cadres in the C city of Hunan province,whose findings show that the start-up position of female township cadres has a greater impact on their access to social capital.Especially,while the possession of endowed resources decides the differences in female township cadres' career advancement,the influence of attained resources is expanding.The mobilization of connections based social networks can bridge distance.
Women in Water Construction Movements in the 1950s and 60s:Hui Women Reservoir in Hui'an County,Fujian ProvinceMay 14, 2012Many women participated in the water construction movements in the 1950s and 60s."Hui Women's Reservoir" that was built by women construction workers drafted among nearby villages attracted wide public attention.
Contrast between Public Opinion Rising and Ending in Defeat:Guangdong Women's Right to Political Participation in 1921May 14, 2012Women in Guangdong in 1921 took lead in the second movement of Women’s Right to Political Participation in the Chinese Republican Era.During the movement,women had widespread Public opinion support and the support of revolutionary parties.
Nature vs.Culture:Origin of "Broken Shoes"-A Rural Woman's AppellationMay 14, 2012This paper examines a case in which a rural woman acquires the appellation of "broken shoes" to show that villagers define others through interaction and that the appellation of "broken shoes" is created through certain mechanisms and reasoning that are conducive to rural culture and power structure.