Weird and Colorful Proposals from this Year’s “Two Sessions”
Some of the most notable and controversial proposals from the annual meetings of China’s legislative bodies
The Tortuous History of Modern Chinese Feminism
A brief history of modern Chinese feminism: From anti-foot-binding marches, to the viral sexual harassment cases, and the struggle for reproductive rights
For Land’s Sake: The Women Fighting to Keep Hold of Their Rural Land
Struggling against sexist notions, married women try to hold on to their land rights
Romance and Rebellion in Republican China
How picture newspapers in the early 20th century reflected changing views on freedom and love
The Most Controversial Proposals from this Year’s “Two Sessions”
The highlights and most notable proposals from the annual meetings of China’s legislative bodies
China’s ‘Self-Comb Women’ Never Smashed the Patriarchy. So What?
Some anti-marriage activists are trying to lay claim to the self-comb legacy. They’re missing these women’s real significance.
China Lights #5: "I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good with women"
Thoughts on sex, marriage, and death from a former Beijing "street kid"
Forget ‘Leftover Women’—What About the Women Being Left Out?
With media outlets and policymakers focused on unmarried, highly educated women, the challenges faced by those who marry early often go overlooked.
Fiction: The Trial
A novelist discovers the power of words over life and death—from our issue “Contagion”