FEMINISM

2023: A Year in Feminist News

Eight noteworthy stories from a tumultuous year for gender-based news and developments in China

ANCIENT HISTORY

Redeeming the Scapegoated Women of Ancient China

These women were wrongly blamed for bringing down dynasties

FEMINISM

Why Are Women Shamed for Male Celebrities’ Bad Behavior?

“Wife PR,” where female celebrities apologize and show public support for their male partners in a scandal, is facing backlash in China

FEMINISM

Redefining Red: How Chinese Women Are Fighting Period Stigma

Against euphemisms like “Big Aunties” and a culture of shame, young Chinese women are speaking up for menstruation

ANCIENT HISTORY

When Did the Cult of Widow Chastity Start in China?

When did it become unacceptable for widows to remarry in ancient China?

FEMINISM

Meet Xie Lihua, Witness to Four Decades of China’s Feminist Awakening

Chinese feminist Xie Lihua tells her story of working for women’s magazines and documenting female empowerment in China over 40 years

BOOKS

Can One of China’s Most Famous Authors Shed His Reputation for Misogyny?

Jia Pingwa’s ‘The Sojourn Teashop,’ now with a new English translation, is a bold experiment for an author often lambasted for his characterization of women

FEMINISM

The Road to Consent Culture in China

Brutal assault in Tangshan renews calls for better education on sexual consent in China

ARTS

China’s “Sex and the City” Rethinks Female Portrayal on TV

Despite its corny name, highly rated new series “Delicious Romance” is shattering years of shallow female characterization on television

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Mosuo on the Move

On Lugu Lake, China’s last matrilineal culture is in chaotic transition