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Redemption and revolution : American and Chinese new women in the early twentieth century, Motoe Sasaki

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Redemption and revolution : American and Chinese new women in the early twentieth century
Title
Redemption and revolution
Title remainder
American and Chinese new women in the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Motoe Sasaki
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early twentieth century, a good number of college-educated Protestant American women went abroad by taking up missionary careers in teaching, nursing, and medicine. Most often, their destination was China, which became a major mission field for the U.S. Protestant missionary movement as the United States emerged to become an imperial power. These missionary women formed a cohort of new women who sought to be liberated from traditional gender roles. As educators and benevolent emancipators, they attempted to transform Chinese women into self-sufficient middle-class professional women just like themselves. As Motoe Sasaki shows in Redemption and Revolution, these aspirations ran parallel to and were in conflict with those of the Chinese xin nüxing (New Women) they encountered.The subjectivity of the New Woman was an element of global modernity expressing gendered visions of progress. At the same time it was closely intertwined with the view of historical progress in the nation. Though American and Chinese New Women emphasized individual autonomy in that each sought to act as historical agents for modern progress, their notions of subjectivity were in different ways linked to the ideologies of historical progress of their nations. Sasaki's transnational history of these New Women explores the intersections of gender, modernity, and national identity within the politics of world history, where the nation-state increased its presence as a universal unit in an ever-interconnecting global context
Member of
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1965-
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Sasaki, Motoe
Dewey number
305.420951/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The United States in the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Women missionaries
  • Missions, American
  • Women college teachers
  • China
Label
Redemption and revolution : American and Chinese new women in the early twentieth century, Motoe Sasaki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-216) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : the new woman and world history -- New women in the civilizing mission -- Science as the key to modern progress -- United States internationalism and Chinese modernity -- Awash in the storm of national revolution -- Divergent paths of historical progress -- Epilogue : lost in the paradigm of world history
Control code
ocn962412796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706288
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962412796
Label
Redemption and revolution : American and Chinese new women in the early twentieth century, Motoe Sasaki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-216) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : the new woman and world history -- New women in the civilizing mission -- Science as the key to modern progress -- United States internationalism and Chinese modernity -- Awash in the storm of national revolution -- Divergent paths of historical progress -- Epilogue : lost in the paradigm of world history
Control code
ocn962412796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706288
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962412796

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