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Regulating Prostitution in China
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Regulating Prostitution in China

In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected the local state, politics, and gender relations in important new ways. The decisions that local governments made about how to deal with gender, and specifically the thorny issue of prostitution, had concrete and measurable effects on the structures and capacities of the state. This book examines how the ways in which local government chose t...

Building Local States
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

Building Local States

This book examines two eras of Chinese history that have commonly been viewed as periods of state disintegration or retreat. And they were--at the central level. When re-examined at the local level, however, both are revealed as periods of state building. In both the Nanjing decade of Guomindang rule (1927-1937) and the early post-Mao reform era (1980-1992), both national and local factors shaped local state building and created variations in local state structures and practices. This book focuses on one key area of the state, taxation and public finance, to trace the processes of local state building in these two eras. Using the records of local tax and finance offices in the Tianjin area and in Guangdong province, the author maps the process by which these county-level offices grew. This book highlights variation in local state structures and practices between localities and between the central and local governments. As the author shows, this variation is important because it results in regional differences in state-society relations and affects central state capacity in terms of the local state's ability to implement central state policies as well as its own.

Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890-1950
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 366

Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890-1950

This book places vice and vice regulation in their global social and cultural contexts at the turn of the twentieth century.

Making China Modern
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 670

Making China Modern

Klaus Mühlhahn situates modern China in the nation’s long, dynamic tradition of overcoming adversity and weakness through creative adaptation—a legacy of crisis and recovery that is apparent today in China’s triumphs but also in its most worrisome trends. Mühlhahn’s panoramic survey rewrites the history of modern China for a new generation.

Bound to Emancipate
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 303

Bound to Emancipate

Emancipation, a defining feature of twentieth-century Chinese society, is explored in detail in this compelling study. Angelina Chin expands and reinterprets the meaning of women's emancipation by examining what this rhetoric meant to lower-class women. Challenging the nation-based framework of history by focusing on two cities, Chin compares colonial Hong Kong with Guangzhou, which allows her to seamlessly integrate colonial studies and China studies.

Social Register
  • Language: en

Social Register

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Keeping up appearances
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 363

Keeping up appearances

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Out to Work
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

Out to Work

Out to Work is a fresh, engaging account of the lives of a group of rural Chinese women who, while still in their teens, moved from villages to Beijing to take up work as maids, office cleaners, hotel chambermaids, and schoolteachers. By pursuing new opportunities afforded by migration and strategically applying accumulated knowledge and resources, these women were able to forge better lives for themselves and their families. But as this book also makes clear, broader social inequalities persist to make these women's futures precarious. "This book's unique approach offers readers an intimate look at the impact of labor migration on young women over a ten-year period. We follow Gaetano's info...

Annual Report
  • Language: en

Annual Report

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Annual Report - Social Science Research Council
  • Language: en