Changing Lives: Life Stories of Asian Pioneers in Women's Studies

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Committee on Women's Studies in Asia, Wsa Committee
Feminist Press at CUNY, 1995 - 225 頁
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Thirteen women's studies pioneers from eleven Asian countries narrate their individual passages into feminist consciousness and the monumental effect of women's studies on their private and professional lives. Each woman's odyssey moves against the backdrop of her country's social and political systems, as well as through the dailiness of her family life. In their efforts to balance demanding careers-as anthropologists, economists, psychologists, and even as a member of parliament-with "normal" family lives, these women all come to realize that their husbands experienced no such difficulties. They regard women's studies as a key strategy for changing women's lives, just as it has changed theirs.

In Changing Lives, women's studies link these stories, although the individual narratives are extremely diverse"

Aurora Javate de Dios worked as a political activist in the Philippines in the 1970s, then married and reared three children before becoming a women's studies pionerr;

Economist Fareeha Zafar worked to establish the first women's trade union in Pakistan in the early 1970s and to found the Women's Action Forum, and women's studies in Pakistan;

After Liang Jun of China, at 40, married, with two children and an academic career, attended a lecture by Li Xiaojiang she suddenly saw a "lighthouse on a dark sea".

Contributors: Noemi Alindogan-Medina (Philippines); Fanny M. Cheung (Hong Kong); Aurora Javate Dios (Philippines); Cho Hyoung (South Korea); Liang Jun (China); Malavika Karlekar (India); Nora Lan-hung Chiang [Huang] (Taiwan); Yasuko Murumatsu (Japan); Thanh-Dam Truong (Vietnam); Aline K. Wong (Singapore); Li Xiaojiang (China); Fareeha Zafar (Pakistan)

 

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Feminism and Womens Studies
23
Womens Studies in the Academy
33
To Grow with Womens Studies
53
Promoting Womens Development
65
A Feminist Activist
81
A Decade in Womens Studies 19791989
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My Path to Womanhood
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A Serious Mission
125
A Fieldworker in Womens Studies
135
A Struggle for a Better Life
153
A Personal Essay
173
Bridge over Troubled Water
191
An Exploratory Journey
213
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