"Gender" Trouble: Feminism in China under the Impact of Western Theory and the Spatialization of Identity

@article{Spakowski2011GenderTF,
  title={"Gender" Trouble: Feminism in China under the Impact of Western Theory and the Spatialization of Identity},
  author={Nicola Spakowski},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={31 - 54}
}
  • Nicola Spakowski
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
  • Over the past ten to fifteen years, feminism in China has been marked by three closely related characteristics. The first is the introduction of "Western" feminism with "gender" as the core of theory import. The second is the articulation of the "trouble" this import of Western theory has caused. Chinese feminist texts abound with terms such as trouble, difficulty, and clash, which are used to express worries about the consequences of this new orientation of feminism in China. They prove that… CONTINUE READING
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