Gender Politics in Asia

Women Manoeuvring with Dominant Gender Orders

edited by Wil Burghoorn, Kazuki Iwanaga, Cecilia Milwertz & Qi Wang

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235 pp., illustrated
Gendering Asia # 3
Available from NIAS Press worldwide




Paperback - 2008, Available
ISBN 978 87 7694 015 7, £14.99


This book demonstrates the great diversity in gender politics and women’s strategies to negotiate and change gender relations individually or collectively. It examines cultural complexities of gender by focusing on gender politics in Asia, with case studis from China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. It examines multiple aspects of gender politics (dress, healing, religious ordination, NGO activism, etc.), bringing to bear interdisciplinary approaches of inquiry based on in-depth empirical data.

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