Gender and Welfare States in East Asia

Confucianism or Gender Equality?

Editors: Sung, S., Pascall, G. (Eds.)

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Contributors address questions about gender equality in a Confucian context across a wide and varied social policy landscape, from Korea and Taiwan, where Confucian culture is deeply embedded, through China, with its transformations from Confucianism to communism and back, to the mixed cultural environments of Hong Kong and Japan.

About the authors

Sook-Yeon Won, Ewha University in Seoul, Korea Shu-yun Wu (Jessie), National Chi Nan University, Taiwan Xiaoyuan Shang, University of New South Wales, Australia Karen Fisher, University of New South Wales, Australia Guo Ping, China Research Center On Ageing (CRCA), China Leung Lai Ching, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Kimio ITO, Kyoto University, Japan Emiko Ochiai, Kyoto University, Japan Kenichi Johshita, Kyoto University, Japan

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender and Welfare States in East Asia

    Sung, Sirin (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Work-Family Balance Issues and Policies in Korea: Towards an Egalitarian Regime?

    Sung, Sirin

    Pages 29-48

  • Rhetoric or Reality? Peripheral Status of Women’s Bureaux in the Korean Gender Regime

    Won, Sook-Yeon

    Pages 49-65

  • Continuity and Change: Comparing Work and Care Reconciliation of Two Generations of Women in Taiwan

    Wu, Jessie Shu-Yun

    Pages 66-89

  • Gender, Social Policy and Older Women with Disabilities in Rural China

    Shang, Xiaoyuan (et al.)

    Pages 90-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Welfare States in East Asia
Book Subtitle
Confucianism or Gender Equality?
Editors
  • S. Sung
  • G. Pascall
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31479-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137314796
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27908-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32682-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
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