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Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long Twentieth Century
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In this major new collection, an international team of scholars examine the relationship between the Chinese women's periodical press and global modernity in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays in this richly illustrated volume probe the ramifications for women of two monumental developments in this period: the intensification of China's encounters with foreign powers and a media transformation comparable in its impact to the current internet age. The book offers a distinctive methodology for studying the periodical press, which is supported by the development of a bilingual database of early Chinese periodicals. Throughout the study, essays on China are punctuated by transdisciplinary reflections from scholars working on periodicals outside of the Chinese context, encouraging readers to rethink common stereotypes about lived womanhood in modern China, and to reconsider the nature of Chinese modernity in a global context.


'… this volume advances intensive research on Chinese women’s magazines, enhances our understanding of Chinese women’s history, and opens up new approaches to the study of periodicals. … a distinguished research resource on Chinese women’s press and media culture for scholarly communities around the world.'

Yan Xu Source: The China Review

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  • Part I - Methodologies: Framing, Constituting, and Regulating the Space of the Women's Journal
    pp 19-98
  • 1 - Persuading with Pictures: Cover Art and The Ladies’ Journal (1915–1931)
    pp 21-56
  • Coda: - Women's Journals through the Prism of Late Qing Fiction
    pp 93-98

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