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Women's Studies in China Today

Gender equality in China, if we remember the slogans of the Cultural Revolution, meant that women were to be seen to be able to perform all the tasks that men could. The anarchy of the Cultural Revolution put paid to all the symbols of that period. The general discrediting of communist and socialist discourse in China has also undermined its position on gender equality. The setting up of women's studies programmes and the pushing of a gender perspective within policy planning and within other disciplines is, therefore, a welcome and necessary step forward in that country. What China needs now is greater interaction within the international movement of women and greater academic exchanges with other countries.
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