In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected the local state, politics, and gender relations in important new ways. The decisions that local governments made about how to deal with gender, and specifically the thorny issue of prostitution, had concrete and measurable effects on the
Contents; Maps, Tables, and Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: Prostitution, Gender, and the State in Early Twentieth-Century China; Chapter 1: The Origins of China's Prostitution Regulation Regime; Chapter 2: Hangzhou - The Light Regulatory Approach; Chapter 3: Guangzhou - Revenue-Intensive Prostitution Regulation; Chapter 4: Kunming - Coercion-Intensive Prostitution Regulation; Chapter 5: The Jiliangsuo - Prostitute Rescue Institutions; Epilogue: The Regulation of Prostitution in the Twenty-first Century; Notes; Glossary; Works Cited; Index
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