This volume gives new insights into current debates, research topics and research approaches (theory and methodology) related to Women's and Gender studies in China in the fields of history, literature, law and sociology. The articles reflect on theoretical discourses and gender concepts tied to specific historical and recent social structures and developments, while at the same time critically depict how global influences (theories, policies and practices) are negotiated and adapted to Chinese local circumstances. The contributions are based on the workshop "Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies - Chinese and German Experiences", held at Peking University in 2013.
Mechthild Leutner is Professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture at Freie Universität Berlin.
Zang Jian is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Peking University, and as researcher affiliated with the Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History at Peking University and the Women's Studies Center of Peking University.