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 […]

Walking 1,243 miles across China to promote women’s rights

Walking 1,243 miles across China to promote women’s rights

Abby for Global Post – WNN Breaking (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Traveling alone on foot is still a new concept in China. While some women like the adventurous idea, they worry about sexual harassment on the road. That’s why Chinese feminist activist Xiao Meili started her new project: Beautiful Feminist Walk- […]

[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, […]

Marriage laws in modern China still leave women behind

Marriage laws in modern China still leave women behind

Leta Hong Fincher – WNN Opinion (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: China’s Supreme People’s Court in August, 2011 issued a new interpretation of the country’s Marriage Law to state that after divorce, marital property belongs solely to the person who took out a mortgage and registered as home owner. Most residential property is registered […]