Violence and Abuse in Contemporary China
Edited by Alessanda Aresu, Marianne Hester
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
This book explores violence and abuse in contemporary China within different contexts related to age, gender and sexuality. It focuses primarily on violence and abuse against women, children and young people especially within the family and intimate relationships. Drawing on recent original research by academics both inside and outside China, it discusses psychological, physical and sexual abuse. It examines how concepts of masculinity and femininity relate to violence and abuse, highlights the problems of discovering how prevalent violence and abuse are in China, and assesses the effectiveness of education in combating violence and abuse.
Introduction Alessandra Aresu and Marianne Hester 1. Men, masculinities and violence against women in China Derek Hird 2. The masculinities perspective that ‘Anti domestic violence’ legislation ought to have Fang Gang 3. Gender and psychological violence in Chinese intimate relationships Ye Qihua 4. Girls’ and Boys’ Experiences and Perceptions of Parental Discipline and Punishment While Growing Up in China and England Marianne Hester 5. Talking about Violence with Children: Case Study of Children’s Participation in the Baseline Survey on violence against children in China Bu Wei 6. Opposing domestic violence against children through education: the case of schools for children of migrant workers in Beijing Liu Wenlin 7. Child sexual abuse in China: a study of adolescents in four provinces Chen Jingqi 8. Gender-based sexual violence in contemporary China Pan Suiming, Huang Yingying and Du Juan 9. ‘Don’t blame yourself, learn how to protect yourself !’: Sexuality, violence and prevention in China Alessandra Aresu
Alessandra Aresu is a Research Fellow at the Universities of Bristol and Westminster
Marianne Hester is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy and head of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol