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The good women of China: hidden voices

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For seven years, Xinran Xue hosted a daily radio phone-in programme for Radio Nanjing during which she discussed women's lives, and invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Broadcast between 10 and 12 at night, Words on the Night Breeze soon became famous all over China for its powerful, honest discussion of what it means to be a woman in today's China. It started in 1990, a time when China seemed to be opening up, both for the Chinese and for the world.
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display_description When Deng Xiaoping's efforts to "open up" China took root in the late 1980s, Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. As an employee for the state radio system, she had long wanted to help improve the lives of Chinese women. But when she was given clearance to host a radio call-in show, she barely anticipated the enthusiasm it would quickly generate. Operating within the constraints imposed by government censors, "Words on the Night Breeze" sparked a tremendous outpouring, and the hours of tape on her answering machines were soon filled every night. Whether angry or muted, posing questions or simply relating experiences, these anonymous women bore witness to decades of civil strife, and of halting attempts at self-understanding in a painfully restrictive society. In this collection, by turns heartrending and inspiring, Xinran brings us the stories that affected her most, and offers a graphically detailed, altogether unprecedented work of oral history.

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subject_facet Women -- China -- Biography, Women -- China -- Social conditions
title_display The good women of China : hidden voices
title_full The Good Women of China Hidden Voices, The good women of China : hidden voices / Xinran ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley
title_short The good women of China :
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topic_facet History, Nonfiction, Social conditions, Sociology, Women, Women's Studies