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China for Women

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EDITED BY THE FEMINIST PRESS TRAVEL SERIES
TRAVEL AND CULTURE
NEW YORK: FEMINIST PRESS OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY
OF NEW YORK, 1995
XV + 357 PAGES (PAPER)

Reviewed by Joanna Kirkpatrick

This book is just a marvelous read for anyone. Secondary school and collegiate audiences will find it pleasantly  accessible both in style and content. The editors divided the material into four parts: Part One on History and Politics; Part Two on Contemporary Life; Part Three on Women Today; Part Four on Landscapes and Cityscapes. There are fifty-three individually authored articles, succinctly written, full of human energy and color. Fourteen of the articles had been previously published in English, many had previously appeared in the German publication China der Frauen, a work and collaboration with the Feminist Press. There are also useful end pages on suggested readings, a chronology of Chinese history, and notes on the contributors. The reader should note that China in the title refers exclusively to mainland China.

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