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Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia

Women Judges in Contemporary China

Gender, Judging and Living

Authors: Shen, Anqi

  • Presents a highly original dataset that holds up debates on issues currently underexamined in the literature
  • Examines the nature of judging in China and explores the gender issues in the judiciary and gender role and position of women in Chinese society
  • Offers a model of studying gender as a social process in a transitional society
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About this book

This study provides an up-to-date empirical account of Chinese female judges within the context of the Chinese legal system and wider society, revealing a deeper understanding of women in contemporary China. Shen explores the gendered nature of judging in post-Mao China by examining: who female judges are, what they do, and their position in relation to their profession. She goes on to argue for true representation of women in the judiciary, including their contributions in judging, and the importance of judicial diversity. The book examines the place held by female judges at home and women's place in society as a whole, and investigates gender equality, women's agencies, emancipation, and empowerment in the contemporary China.
Based on data resulting from original research, this book provides a much-needed contribution to contemporary women's studies. Addressing a broad range of issues surrounding gender and justice in the Chinese judicial system, this engaging study will be of special interest to scholars and activists involved with judicial diversity, gender politics, and gender equality.

About the authors

Anqi Shen is Reader in Law at Teesside University, UK. Her research focus is in the areas of organised crime, gender, youth, crime and justice, the legal profession, judicial culture, and migration and crime. She is author of Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and Pathways into Crime (Palgrave, 2015).

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eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57840-8
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Hardcover £99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57839-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Judges in Contemporary China
Book Subtitle
Gender, Judging and Living
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57840-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57840-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57839-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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