P127
Gender and unfinished modernity project: 19th century reforms and 21st century reflections (Commission on Anthropology of Women)

Convenors:
Ga Wu (Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences)
Location:
104
Start time:
18 May, 2014 at 8:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

On Reviewing of 19th century gendered reform plans for better designing of future inclusive modernity project: reflecting the complex relationship between women and the family/ women and the nation-state studies literatures of the past 100 years and reflecting gendered republic revolution in china. On 21st century questions and challenges. Academic discussion of the history of women contribution to modernity started only after 1970s,

Long abstract:

We invite and welcome papers in all regions in order to compare/reflect our enlightenment heritage as well as limited gendered modernity researches, we will discuss the gendered democratic studies for an international comparison. In response to the impact of European’s modernization programs and challenge, male and female leaders from Africa and Asia countries have made various efforts since 19th century. This forum will touch upon gender issues in Japan, China transformation programs in 19th century and Africa Russia modernization processes, different responses and different modes from theses regions will be compared we will discuss gender issues in early exclusive modernity program as well as current as well as future inclusive modernity efforts, related questions will be covered are: 1) Comparing Japanese Meiji Restoration and the New Culture Movement in China demonstrated that Early modernization programs in two countries are similar to that of enlightenment programs in European region, (J Kelly argued that the Renaissance led to greater gender dichotomy) 2) Early scholarship on women in the process of modernization, and her roles in constructing modern societies are limited. Japanese, Chinese women have made their own special efforts but few studies have published. Many new area studies programs has been established in China's major universities since 2001. Chinese women scholars have made their special efforts on covering issues related to the political, ( Qiu Jin 秋 瑾Tang Qunying唐群英 ) cultural ( Ding Ling 丁玲Zhang Ailing张 爱玲 Xiao Hong 小红and Xie Beingxin谢冰 心) economic ( researches on market and protection force, medical issues, other welfare system) balanced transformation plans and inclusive modernization programs have been carried out in the new century, it is high time that we now should act to reconstitute anthropology as a critically reflexive and socially engaged discipline -the speakers can submit ideas around these important issues , recommendation and method papers are also welcome. Scholars from other fields are encouraged to participate.

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