Beverly Bossler, professor of history, talks about her book, Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters (University of Washington Press, 2015), in a recent interview on New Books Network.
Interviewer Carla Nappi, an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, called the collection of essays edited by Bossler "really fantastic" and a must-read for anyone interested in histories of gender in China.
Bossler tells Nappi that the book grew out of a research seminar, "Moving Forward: Gender and Chinese History," held at UC Davis in 2010 in honor of the retirement of Susan Mann from the Department of History. A specialist in the history of Qing dynasty (1644-1911) China, Mann has been a pioneer in bringing the study of gender to the field of Chinese history.
Essays by nine scholars in Gender and Chinese History explore how the study of gender has changed the way we understand Chinese history as well as our understanding of gender itself.
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