With thirty-two original chapters reflecting cutting edge content throughout developed and developing Asia, Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity is a comprehensive anthology that contributes significantly to understanding globalization’s transformative process and the resulting detrimental and beneficial consequences for women in the four major geographic regions of Asia—East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Eurasia/Central Asia—as it gives "voice" to women and provides innovative ways through which salient understudied issues pertaining to Asian women’s situation are brought to the forefront.

part 1|44 pages

Introduction and Overviews of Women in Asia

chapter 1|13 pages

Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity

A Thematic Perspective on Women of Asia
ByLinda L. Lindsey, Mehrangiz Najafizadeh

chapter 3|12 pages

Gendering Aid and Development Policy

Official Understanding of Gender Issues in Foreign Aid Programs in Asia
ByPatrick Kilby

part II|92 pages

East Asia

chapter 4|19 pages

Globalization and Gender Equity in China

ByLinda L. Lindsey

chapter 5|17 pages

China’s “State Feminism” in Context

The All-China Women’s Federation from Inception to Current Challenges
ByYingtao Li, Di Wang

chapter 6|15 pages

Gender Equality and the Limits of Law in Securing Social Change in Hong Kong

ByAmy Barrow, Sealing Cheng

chapter 7|13 pages

Women’s Experiences of Balancing Work and Family in South Korea

Continuity and Change
BySirin Sung

chapter 8|13 pages

Gender Equality in the Japanese Workplace

What has Changed since 1985?
ByChikako Usui

chapter 9|13 pages

Addressing Women’s Health through Economic Opportunity

Lessons from Women Engaged in Sex Work in Mongolia
BySusan S. Witte, Toivgoo Aira, Laura Cordisco Tsai

part III|144 pages

Southeast Asia

chapter 10|15 pages

Women, Globalization, and Religious Change in Southeast Asia

ByBarbara Watson Andaya

chapter 11|16 pages

Adapting Human Rights Gender-Based Violence and Law in Indonesia

ByShahirah Mahmood

chapter 13|14 pages

Women as Natural Caregivers?

Migration, Healthcare Workers, and Eldercare in Singapore
ByShirlena Huang, Brenda S. A. Yeoh

chapter 14|14 pages

Elected Women Politicians in Singapore’s Parliament

An Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profile
ByNetina Tan

chapter 15|14 pages

Globalization and Increased Informalization of Labor

Women in the Informal Economy in Malaysia
ByShanthi Thambiah, Tan Beng Hui

chapter 16|10 pages

Women Politicians in Cambodia

Resisting and Negotiating Power in a Newly “Implemented” Democracy
ByMikael Baaz, Mona Lilja

chapter 17|12 pages

Freedom to Choose?

Marriage and Professional Work among Urban Middle-Class Women in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ByCatherine Earl

chapter 18|9 pages

Entrepreneurial Women in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

ByNittana Southiseng, John Walsh

chapter 20|13 pages

Challenging Gender Inequalities through Education and Activism

Exploring the Work of Women’s Organizations in Myanmar’s Transition
ByElizabeth J. T. Maber, Pyo Let Han

part IV|66 pages

South Asia

chapter 21|11 pages

Young Women’s Situation and Patriarchal Bargains

The Story of a Son-Less Family in Rural Bangladesh
ByRoslyn Fraser Schoen

chapter 22|13 pages

Livelihoods, Households, and Womanhood in Nepal

ByMira Mishra

chapter 23|12 pages

Negotiating Gendered Violence in the Public Spaces of Indian Cities

Globalization and Urbanization in Contemporary India
BySubhadra Mitra Channa

chapter 24|14 pages

The Promises and Pitfalls of Microfinance in Pakistani Women’s Lives

ByVeronica E. Medina, Priya Dua

chapter 25|14 pages

Afghan Women

The Politics of Empowerment in the Post-2001 Era
ByOrzala Nemat

part 5|90 pages

Eurasia and Central Asia

chapter 26|16 pages

Women in Azerbaijan

Decades of Change and Challenges
ByMehrangiz Najafizadeh

chapter 28|12 pages

Project Kelin

Marriage, Women, and Re-Traditionalization in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
ByDiana T. Kudaibergenova

chapter 29|12 pages

“Women Move the Cradle with One Hand and with the Other, the World!”

Methodological Reflections on “The Woman Question” in Tajikistan
BySophie Roche

chapter 30|12 pages

Tradition, Islam, and the State

International Organizations and the Prevention of Violence against Women in Tajikistan
ByLucia Direnberger

chapter 31|9 pages

Rural Women’s Encounters with Economic Development in Kyrgyzstan

ByDeborah Dergousoff

chapter 32|13 pages

Women as Change Agents

Gender in Post-Soviet Central Asia
ByRano Turaeva