He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

Liu Bohong – Women of China – Monday, 04 August 2014 He Zehui (March 5, 1914 to June 20, 2011), was a distinguished female physicist in modern China. She accomplished great things in physics, and she became a stellar example for all Chinese women. He Zehui was born in Suzhou, in East China’s Jiangsu Province, on […]

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

[China] Rural Women Stage Innovative Protest for Equality

Didi Kirsten Tatlow – New York Times – Wednesday, 18 December 2013 (originally published 17 Dec) The middle-aged farming women forming a human pyramid in front of the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government headquarters in Hangzhou last week constituted a small protest that pointed to a big problem: persistent economic and political discrimination against women in […]

[China women in film & stage] Director’s Cut

[China women in film & stage] Director’s Cut

Jiang Yuxia – Global Times – Tuesday, 21 May 2013 (originally published 13 May) A popular Chinese adage claims women hold up half the sky, although in the theater world female directors languish as relative understudies to their male counterparts. It was this imbalance that last year inspired the inaugural International Women’s Festival (IWF), which this […]

Women and sustainability: taking a lead in China

Women and sustainability: taking a lead in China

Wayne Visser – Guardian – Monday, 29 October 2012 (originally published 26 Oct) A few years ago, on one of my visits to China, I was invited to speak to a group in Shanghai called Women in Sustainability Action(Wisa). The organisation was set up by a former academic colleague, Jacylyn Shi, as a global network […]

Women in Prison Fare Better in China

Women in Prison Fare Better in China

Didi Kirsten Tatlow  – New York Times – Thursday, 13 September 2012 (originally published 11 Sept) BEIJING — Shackling during childbirth? Wang Jinling sounds horrified when asked whether it happens in Chinese prisons, as it does in prisons in the United States. “Really!” said Ms. Wang, one of China’s leading researchers on women in prison, […]

China releases woman sent to labor camp for protesting daughter’s rape

China releases woman sent to labor camp for protesting daughter’s rape

Alex Pearlman – Global Post – Thursday, 16 August 2012 (originally published 11Aug) After a woman was sentenced to a labor camp for protesting leniency for her daughter’s rapist, Chinese authorities bent to public pressure and released her. When her 11-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution in 2006, Tang Hui (a pseudonym being […]

When [China’s] women earn the bread

When [China’s] women earn the bread

Nie Xin –Xinhuanet – Friday, 27 July 2012 (originally published 23 Jul) BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhuanet) — Confident, high-earning Chinese women are shaking up traditional gender roles in marriage, sometimes leading to divorce in a society where men financially supported by women are usually despised. Nie Xin reports. Mu Liming, an ambitious 32-year-old communications manager […]