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Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China by Arianne Gaetano, and: Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900–1937 by Elizabeth J. Remick (review)

Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China by... Reviews 137 Arianne Gaetano. Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2015. xv, 270 pp. Paperback $45.00, isbn 978-0-8047-8836-6. Elizabeth J. Remick. Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900­1937. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. ix, 170 pp. Paperback $25.00, isbn 978-0-8248-4099-0. The two books under review provide a gender dimension of the studies of state building and macro-structural transformation of China's twentieth century by paying attention to agency, that is, local state builders' and individual women's "independent modes of ideation and practice" and "capacity for purposeful action" (Gaetano, p. 7). Linking prostitution to local state building in late Qing and Republican China, Regulating Prostitution in China intends to argue that the regulation of gender relations -- gender roles and gender behavior -- played an important role in the structure and function of local states. Enlisting a political scientific approach, the book tackles the process of local state building by investigating three main subtypes of prostitution regulation in China from 1900 to 1937. These regulatory regimes include the approach of light taxation and monitoring (i.e., a light regulation approach), which was exemplary in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China by Arianne Gaetano, and: Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900–1937 by Elizabeth J. Remick (review)

China Review International , Volume 21 (2) – Nov 28, 2014

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Reviews 137 Arianne Gaetano. Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2015. xv, 270 pp. Paperback $45.00, isbn 978-0-8047-8836-6. Elizabeth J. Remick. Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900­1937. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. ix, 170 pp. Paperback $25.00, isbn 978-0-8248-4099-0. The two books under review provide a gender dimension of the studies of state building and macro-structural transformation of China's twentieth century by paying attention to agency, that is, local state builders' and individual women's "independent modes of ideation and practice" and "capacity for purposeful action" (Gaetano, p. 7). Linking prostitution to local state building in late Qing and Republican China, Regulating Prostitution in China intends to argue that the regulation of gender relations -- gender roles and gender behavior -- played an important role in the structure and function of local states. Enlisting a political scientific approach, the book tackles the process of local state building by investigating three main subtypes of prostitution regulation in China from 1900 to 1937. These regulatory regimes include the approach of light taxation and monitoring (i.e., a light regulation approach), which was exemplary in

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Published: Nov 28, 2014

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