Beverly BosslerApr 18, 2016
Gender and Chinese History
University of Washington Press 2015
Beverly Bossler's wonderful new edited volume is a must-read for anyone interested in histories of and with gender in China. Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters (University of Washington Press, 2015) collects nine essays that each explore and speak to some aspect of a handful of key questions raised by the volume: What is gender in Chinese history? How has the study of gender changed the way we understand Chinese history? How does the study of gender in China alter our understanding of what gender is? In the course of the podcast, we talked about some of the larger themes that the volume addresses, as well as the specific contributions of some of the essays, many of which either use unconventional sources, or use conventional sources in unconventional ways.