rural women

The Village and the Girl

In a multimedia web production, Carrie Gracie of the BBC has compiled ten years of reporting from...

China’s Gender Gap Reaches from Rural Areas to Cities

A recent report found that China is home to the highest number of female self-made entrepreneurs in the world. While this is certainly good news for those entrepreneurs, it does not give a complete picture of the complicated...

One-child Policy Leads to Forced Abortions

Graphic photos from Shaanxi province of grieving mother Feng Jianmei and her almost full-term aborted fetus went viral last week and reignited a discussion on abortion among Chinese netizens. Some commenters called the incident,...

Empty Chairs Symbolise Pain of Rural China

Ministry of Tofu has posted a set of photos by Xinhua’s Liu Jie, which poignantly reflect the separation of millions of families by mass labour migration and tight residence restrictions. Due to the massive urbanization...

China’s Female Suicide Mystery

From the Daily Beast: In many rural Chinese homes, a jar of pesticide—often a variety banned in Western countries—sits in the family outhouse. Even after harvest, farmers are loathe to throw out the remainder. Despite Chinese...

Survey: 47 Million Rural Women Sexually Deprived

The follow excerpt is from a news article in Beijing News (via on December 2, translated by CDT’s Lucy Lin: At the moment, there are 87 million “remain villagers” (Liushou Renkou: meaning those...

A Voice For Rural Women Of China – John M. Glionna

From Los Angeles Times: Xie Lihua‘s parents wanted a boy. But on the day Xie was born in a poor village in rural Shandong province, her mother learned she had given birth to a second daughter. She wept in anger. And she slapped her new baby. “Another girl!” she cried. The year was 1951. Girls […]

Women In Rural Village – Hegel Chong

From Reading China blog: Along with a number of rural migrant workers going into cities, there is a special social group emerging ” They suffer the loneliness caused by separation from husbands. They tender the small piece of family land and take care of the elders and children. The heavy burden is put on their […]

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