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Authors: Vincent E. Gil and Allen F. Anderson

Title: Case Study of Rape in Contemporary China

Subtitle: A Cultural-Historical Analysis of Gender and Power Differentials

Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Volume: 14

Issue: 11

Year: November 1999

Pages: 1151-1171

ISSN: 0886-2605 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1552-6518 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Chinese History



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Abstracts:

»Rape is a rarely reported event in contemporary China. In this article, two distinct narratives provided by a victim allow for deconstruction and analysis within sociocultural and historical frames. Analyses are purposely framed within the contexts of culture and history and contextualized within the realities of the victim's life. The authors argue that this rape has as much to do with the victimization of one woman as with those enablements which a patriarchal and phallocentric culture provides for men who use their privilege as a sexual weapon. The narratives also illustrate how a Chinese woman metamorphoses her trauma in ways consistent with Sinitic history and culturally gendered forms of coping. The authors end with a critical assessment of China's efforts to remediate sexual crimes against women.« (Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence)

»Although rape is rarely reported in the People's Republic of China, two distinct narratives provided by a victim allow for deconstruction & analysis within sociocultural & historical frameworks & contextualization within the realities of the victim's life. It is argued that rape has as much to do with the victimization of one woman as with those enablements that a patriarchal & phallocentric culture provides for men who use their privilege as a sexual weapon. The narratives also illustrate how a Chinese woman metamorphoses her trauma in ways consistent with Sinitic history & culturally gendered forms of coping. Offered in conclusion is a critical assessment of China's efforts to remediate sexual crimes against women.« (Source: Sociological Abstracts)

Contents:

  Methodology (p. 1152)
  Cultural-Historical Context of Gender Inequality in China (p. 1154)
  Rape Narrative (p. 1157)
    Background (p. 1157)
    Narrative 1 (p. 1157)
  Affair With an Older Man (p. 1159)
    Background (p. 1159)
    Narrative 2 (p. 1159)
  Cultural-Historical Deconstruction and Analysis (p. 1160)
  Discussion (p. 1165)
  Notes (p. 1167)
  Referenes (p. 1169)