Social Reproduction in Mao-Era China
How did rural Chinese women’s handloom weaving (and child-rearing, pig-raising, firewood-gathering, food-scavenging, etc.) subsidized socialist industrialization?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
206 Ingraham Hall
University of Chicago historian Jacob Eyferth will offer a CEAS lecture on feminism and labor practices in rural China during the collective era. His case study on 1950-85 Shaanxi Province shows how women – as mothers, spouses, sexual partners, cooks, cleaners, and caretakers, as providers of emotional support and conveyors of the basic necessities of life – produced the labor that underpinned the generation of new wealth.