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Gendercide and the cultural context of sex trafficking in china

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how failures in China's One-Child Policy, the inadequate enforcement of Chinese laws protecting women, and the longstanding cultural preference for males have led to discrimination ... More


Family Planning During the Economic Reform Era

Weiguo Zhang and Xingshan Cao

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews the development and implementation of China's family planning policy and its impacts. It shows that China's family planning programme has gone through several stages since the ... More


Introduction: An Anthropology of Science Making and Policymaking

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the one-child policy in China, which is considered as one of the most troubling social policies of all time, first examining the epistemic approach to policymaking and then ... More


Authoritarianism and Democracy

Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu

in Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653645
eISBN:
9780191742033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653645.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Robust authoritarian governments are better placed than democratic governments to implement unpopular reforms effectively, so it might seem that they have a better chance of tackling human induced ... More


Conclusion: Why an Epistemic Approach Matters

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the value of the epistemic approach for the understanding of policymaking more generally, first defending it against some institutional-minded critics, and showing why a ... More


China’s Population Policy in Historical Context

Tyrene White

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The year 2014 marked the de facto end to China’s “one-child policy,” the most extreme example of state intrusion into the realm of reproduction. Deng Xiaoping’s 1979 initiative built on earlier, ... More


A Chinese Marxian Humanism of Population

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Liang Zhongtang, one of the specialists who, during the late 1970s, voiced concern about what might happen if the one-child policy became political reality. The first part ... More


The Peasantization of the One-child Policy in Shaanxi

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell

in Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A crucial component of China's development strategy is the control of population growth. For a regime that once prided itself on its deep understanding of the Chinese peasantry, the one-child policy ... More


Social Backgrounds of China and Taiwan

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides some macro statistics and a review of historical events to help the reader understand the pace of social and economic development in Taiwan and China. In general, Taiwan had a ... More


History: The “Ideology” before the “Science”

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents some historical detail on the “Maoist ideology” that would eventually lead to the one-child policy in China. It first introduces Chairman Mao, a virtual dictator whose opposing ... More


China: leave and population policies

Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Wen-Jui Han, and Xiaoran Wang

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

China’s recent abolition of its one-child policy has provided a major impetus to formally restructure its Maternity Leave policy. Confronted by shifting socio-demographics and changing roles of ... More


Afterword

Anne E. McLaren

in Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines changes in the Nanhui region by the end of the twentieth century. In the period of economic reform and the “one-child policy,” there have been significant changes in marriage ... More


Future People

Nancy S. Jecker

in Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190949075
eISBN:
9780190949105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949075.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 11 explores the future of population aging, asking if aged societies will become a permanent fixture or are fleeting and unique to our time. It approaches this question by looking at the ... More


The Effect of China’s One Child Policy on Sex Selection, Family Size, and the School Enrolment of Daughters

Nancy Qian

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A large economics literature provides evidence that parents trade-off the quantity of children with the quality of children, which implies that child ‘quality’ declines as family size increases. ... More


China’s Progress

Khalid Malik

in Why Has China Grown So Fast For So Long?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078838
eISBN:
9780199081646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078838.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter assesses the achievements of China, after three decades post the 1978 reforms. The most obvious result of the reform was the phenomenal growth rate of income. This led to certain ... More


Conclusion

Michelle T. King

in Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785983
eISBN:
9780804788939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785983.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

While 1950s and 60s the balancing out the national sex ratio owing to high fertility and state policies promoting gender equality, recent decades however have seen childhood sex ratio imbalances ... More


The Birth of Assisted Reproductive Technology in China

Ayo Wahlberg

in Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297777
eISBN:
9780520969995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297777.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter chronicles the difficult birth of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in China through the 1980s and 1990s, showing how ideas of improving population quality acted as a persuasive ... More


The Goujian Story in a Privatizing China

Paul A. Cohen

in Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255791
eISBN:
9780520942394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255791.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the widespread privatization of the Goujian story in China at the turn of the twentieth century in response to a rapidly expanding arena of individual concerns and aspirations. ... More


Troubling Boys Becoming Men

Magdalena Wong

in Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528424
eISBN:
9789882203570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528424.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter describes, with two ethnographic cases, how hegemonic masculinity exerts influence during teenage boys’ formative years and their responses. There is a focus on failure or inadequacy, ... More


The Autobiographical Self in Prospective

Qi Wang

in The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737833
eISBN:
9780199345014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737833.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Starting with the one-child policy in China as an example, this chapter discusses the development of the autobiographical self in a historical context and highlights the dynamic, transient nature of ... More


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