Bringing the Jia Back into Guojia: Engendering Chinese Intellectual Politics

dc.citation.epage666en_US
dc.citation.issue3en_US
dc.citation.spage647en_US
dc.citation.volume40en_US
dc.contributor.authorWesoky, Sharon R.
dc.contributor.avlauthorWesoky, Sharon R.
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T20:21:03Z
dc.date.available2015-04-07T20:21:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-01
dc.description.abstractExamining the silences on gender questions in contemporary Chinese intellectual criticism as a historical shift from early twentieth-century intellectual preoccupations with the “woman question” in Chinese confrontations with Western modernity, this essay argues that the greatest critical promise in contemporary mainstream Chinese critical thought lies both in clearer engagement with feminism and in an emphasis on the gendered resonances within this critical thought. Tracing the history of liberal feminist and radical feminist criticism of the early twentieth century and the emergence of vibrant but marginalized feminist work in the post-Mao era, and highlighting the work of the New Left thinker Wang Hui and that of the new Confucian Zhao Tingyang, I examine their considerations on the nature of the subject, the globalized state, and alternative modernities. Intellectuals’ attention to these questions is always already gendered and would gain greater critical scope through clearer mutual engagement between male and feminist critical intellectuals. This essay demonstrates that for the construction of an alternative modernity that transcends the authoritarian structures of neoliberalism in China, feminist frameworks and intellectual frameworks are most usefully considered as mutually constitutive.en_US
dc.description.embargoThis article will be available for public use after March 1, 2016en_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.identifier.citationWesoky, Sharon R. 2015. "Bringing the Jia Back into Guojia: Engendering Chinese Intellectual Politics." Signs 40, no. 3: 647-666.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/679524
dc.identifier.issn0097-9740
dc.identifier.issn1545-6943
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/37734
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSignsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679524en_US
dc.rights© 2015 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectGender in Chinese intellectualismen_US
dc.subjectWang Huien_US
dc.subjectZhao Tingyangen_US
dc.titleBringing the Jia Back into Guojia: Engendering Chinese Intellectual Politicsen_US
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