Gail Hershatter: “Rural Women and China’s Collective Past”

Gail Hershatter: “Rural Women and China’s Collective Past”

Professor Hershatter’s forthcoming book, The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (California), traces a gendered history of early socialism in rural Shaanxi province, exploring how the past is remembered and understood in the light of intervening events. Her books include Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai (California, 1997), and Women in China’s Long Twentieth Century (California, 2007).

Gail Hershatter is Distinguished Professor of History at UCSC.