Subject: Gender studies

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Sinica Sinoweb

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Sinica Sinoweb provides full-text access to the archive of 14 journals from Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, with the earliest dating back to as early as 1928: Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology Academia Sinica Bulletin of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy Bulletin of the Institute of Modern History Academia Sinica Research on […]

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Korea Open Access Journals KOAJ

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Provided by the National Research Foundation of Korea this website gives access to (at present) 1250 journals  of which 53 are available in fulltext. Subjects covered Humanities (334) Social Science (476) Natural Science (48) Engineering (69) Medicine and Pharmacy (150) Marine Agriculture, Fishery (23) Arts and Kinesiology (71) Interdisciplinary Studies (78)

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Deities and Divas: Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond

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Edited by Peter A. Jackson & Benjamin Baumann  In central Thailand, a flamboyantly turbaned gay medium for the Hindu god of the underworld posts Facebook selfies of himself hugging and kissing a young man. In Myanmar’s largest city Yangon, a one-time member of a gay NGO dons an elaborate wedding dress to be ritually married […]

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The Work of Gender: Service, Performance and Fantasy in Contemporary Japan

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Edited by Gitte Marianne Hansen and Fabio Gygi  Gender and sexuality in Japan has long been a field of academic study, with gender mainly being examined either as masculinities, femininities or as deviating sexualities. In recent years, however, widespread interest in manga, anime and cosplay among the world’s youth has aroused popular interest in the […]

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Beijing Women Organizing for Change: A New Wave of the Chinese Women’s Movement

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Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz 2011 Independent and quasi-independent organizing in China really began earliest in the women’s community but the importance of this 15-year experience has not been documented adequately. The book first introduces the emergence since the mid-1980s of new types of women’s organization in China from the earlier situation of the All-China Women’s Federation […]

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Beijing Women Organizing for Change: A New Wave of the Chinese Women's Movement

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Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz 2011 Independent and quasi-independent organizing in China really began earliest in the women’s community but the importance of this 15-year experience has not been documented adequately. The book first introduces the emergence since the mid-1980s of new types of women’s organization in China from the earlier situation of the All-China Women’s Federation […]

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Gender Politics in Asia: Women Manoeuvring with Dominant Gender Orders

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Wil Burghoorn, Kazuki Iwanaga, Cecilia Milwertz & Qi Wang (eds) 2008 This book demonstrates the great diversity in gender politics and women’s strategies to negotiate and change gender relations individually or collectively. It examines cultural complexities of gender by focusing on gender politics in Asia, with case studis from China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand […]

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Democratising Indonesia: The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi

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Mikaela Nyman 2006 The fall from power of Indonesia’s President Suharto in 1998 has drawn much media and academic attention but the focus has been on the elite perspective, the role of the regime and military; little has been published on civil society, let alone gender issues. This study, which covers the period from Suharto’s […]

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Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

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Monica Lindberg Falk 2007 Religion plays a central role in Thai society with Buddhism intertwined in the daily lives of the people. Religion also plays an important role in establishing gender boundaries. The growth in recent decades of self-governing nunneries and the increasing interest of Thai women in a Buddhist monastic life are notable changes […]

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Power, Resistance and Women Politicians in Cambodia: Discourses of Emancipation

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Mona Lilja 2007 In a world where there are few women politicians, Cambodia is still noticeable as a country where strong cultural and societal forces act to subjugate women and limit their political opportunities. However, in their everyday life, Cambodian women do try to improve their situation and increase their political power, not least via […]

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