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ASAA Women in Asia Series


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Editor: Louise Edwards (University of New South Wales)

Editorial Board:

Susan Blackburn (Monash University)

John Butcher (Griffith University)

Vera Mackie (Curtin University)

Anne McLaren (Melbourne University)

Mina Roces (University of New South Wales)

Andrea Whittaker (Melbourne University)

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Women Writers in Postsocialist China

Women Writers in Postsocialist China

1st Edition

Kay Schaffer, Xianlin Song
December 09, 2015

What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the...

New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook

New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Hyaeweol Choi
September 25, 2013

This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yŏsŏng) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...

Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

1st Edition

Catherine Burns
September 12, 2012

This book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which sees the feminine body as culpable and the legal system which encourages homogeneity and conformity in decision-making...

Gender Diversity in Indonesia: Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

Gender Diversity in Indonesia: Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

1st Edition

Sharyn Graham Davies
November 04, 2011

Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim...

Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

Laura Dales
April 11, 2011

In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant.  Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan.  The book investigates the features and effects...

Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class

Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class

1st Edition

Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison
April 11, 2011

Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

1st Edition

Nina Nurmila
April 11, 2011

This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

The Women's Movement in Postcolonial Indonesia: Gender and Nation in a New Democracy

The Women's Movement in Postcolonial Indonesia: Gender and Nation in a New Democracy

1st Edition

Elizabeth Martyn
June 30, 2010

This book examines women's activism in the early years of independent Indonesia when new attitudes to gender, nationalism, citizenship and democratization were forming. It questions the meaning of democratization for women and their relationship to national sovereignty within the new Indonesian...

Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia: Divorce and Marriage Law

Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia: Divorce and Marriage Law

1st Edition

Kate O'Shaughnessy
June 30, 2010

This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing in particular on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impact on women. Indonesia experienced high divorce rates in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by a remarkable decline. Already falling divorce rates were...

Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

1st Edition

Kathryn Robinson
June 30, 2010

This book explores the relationship between gender, religion and political action in Indonesia, examining the patterns of gender orders that have prevailed in recent history, and demonstrating the different forms of social power this has afforded to women. It sets out the part played by women in...

Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

1st Edition

Jayne Werner
June 30, 2010

This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that...

Young Women in Japan: Transitions to Adulthood

Young Women in Japan: Transitions to Adulthood

1st Edition

Kaori H. Okano
June 30, 2010

Young Women in Japan: Transitions to adulthood received a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2010" award from the American Library Association. This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and...

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