chapter  6
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Chinese women: media concerns and the politics of reform: Delia Davin

Women’s issues have attracted an enormous amount of attention in post-reform China in all types of publications from the most popular magazines to serious academic journals. What is striking about this writing is its great diversity. Some is complacent about the present situation of women in China; much is quite critical. It is written from many perspectives, some feminist, many which are not and some which are clearly anti-feminist. The variety of this writing in terms of standpoint, subject-matter and objectives marks it out sharply from most writing on women which appeared in the first three decades of the People’s Republic.