Marriage, law and gender in revolutionary China, 1940-1960 / Xiaoping Cong.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Cambridge studies in the history of the People's Republic of China.
Cambridge studies in the history of the People's Republic of China
xvi, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
- Domestic relations -- China -- History.
Marriage law -- China -- History.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-1976.
China -- Politics and government -- 1937-1945.
Politics and government.
- Part I. Locality, marriage practice, and women
The case of Feng v. Zhang : marriage reform in a revolutionary region
The appeal : women, love, marriage, and the revolutionary state
Part II. Legal practice and new principle
The new adjudication : judicial construction in marriage reform
A new principle in the making : from "freedom" to "self-determination" of marriage through legal practice
Part III. Politics and gender in construction
Newspaper reports : casting a new democracy in village communities
The Qin opera and the ballad : from rebellious daughters to social mothers
The Ping opera and film : nationalizing the new marriage practice and politicizing the state-family, 1949-1960
Epilogue : " Liu Qiao'er," law, and zizhu : beyond 1960.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-316) and index.
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