The Carolina China Network will be hosting a panel discussion in CAROL 111 from 6pm-8pm with various professors, covering women’s history in China from a broad perspective, such as how urbanization, government, and other factors have changed women’s rights and role in China.
While it is commonly known that in China there is a gender imbalance (with about 118 boys for every 100 girls), what is less commonly known is what the quality of life for women in China is really like. What are the main issues in the women’s rights movement in China? How has gender equality changed over time (especially from the time of the cultural revolution and within the current administration)? As China urbanizes, how are gender roles shifting?
The event will progress roughly as follows:
The first 10 minutes of the event will provide a broad overview and context to the progress and ongoing challenges for women’s equality in China. Then panelists Dr. Robin Visser and Dr. Michelle King will speak to a topic related to each of her respective expertise for 15-20min. The panel will then be open for questions.