Nationalism, Modernity, and the “Woman Question” in India and China

  title={Nationalism, Modernity, and the “Woman Question” in India and China},
  author={Sanjay. Seth},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={273 - 297}
  • S. Seth
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
The nationalist struggle to bring about the end of colonial rule in India, and the Republican and communist struggles to arrest and reverse the humiliation and the “carve-up” of China by foreign powers, were both closely allied to the struggle to become modern. Indeed, the two goals were usually seen to be so closely related as to be indistinguishable: a people had to start becoming modern if they were ever to be free of foreign domination, and they had to gain sovereignty and state power in… 
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