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Author Li, Danke, 1953-
Title Echoes of Chongqing : women in wartime China / Danke Li.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2010]

Author Li, Danke, 1953-
Subject Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Women.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Chongqing.
Women -- China -- Chongqing -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- China -- Chongqing -- Interviews.
Oral history -- China -- Chongqing.
Chongqing (China) -- Biography.
Chongqing (China) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Chongqing (China) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: History, women, and China's war of resistance against Japan -- part 1. The war and gender's social roles -- Prologue -- Students -- A Xiajiang woman -- A doctor's wife -- A girl of the ZZEB -- A teacher of the ZZEB -- A woman from a rich and powerful family -- Women from poor peasant families -- part 2. The war and gender's economic impact -- Prologue -- Daughters -- A tailor's wife -- An abandoned housewife -- A Minsheng employee -- A Yuhua textile factory worker -- A woman of the Songji Experimental Zone -- part 3. The war and gender's political impact -- Prologue -- A Communist woman working for the XYCZFZW -- A student revolutionary -- A Jiuguohui woman -- An underground CCP member -- part 4. Women, memory, and China's war of resistance against Japan -- Epilogue.
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary This collection of annotated oral histories records the personal stories of twenty Chinese women who lived in the wartime capital of Chongqing during China's War of Resistance against Japan during World War II. The women interviewed came from differing social, economic, and educational backgrounds and experienced the war in a variety of ways, some of them active in the communist resistance and others trying to support families or pursue educations in the face of wartime upheaval. The accounts of how women coped, worked, and lived during the war years in the Chongqing region recast historical understanding of the roles played by ordinary people in wartime and give women a public voice and face that, until now, have been missing from scholarship on the war.
ISBN 9780252090547 epub
9780252034893 cloth : alk. paper
9780252076749 paper : alk. paper
9780252091735 (electronic bk.)
0252091736 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613028938
OCLC # 708738131
Additional Format Print version: Echoes of Chongqing 9780252034893 (cloth : alk. paper) (DLC) 2009028082

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