Woman-Work: Women and the Party in Revolutionary China

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Woman-Work: Women and the Party in Revolutionary China

By Delia Davin
Oxford University Press, 1976
244 pp. $10.95
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In traditional China women were routinely crippled, their feet crushed to three-inch stumps to make their walk more seductively "graceful." Modern China adheres to Mao's dictum: "What men comrades can accomplish women can too." This progress report finds that Chinese women have indeed come a long way; but there is a long way to go.