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The Resource Behind the silence : Chinese voices on abortion, Nie Jing-Bao

Behind the silence : Chinese voices on abortion, Nie Jing-Bao

Label
Behind the silence : Chinese voices on abortion
Title
Behind the silence
Title remainder
Chinese voices on abortion
Statement of responsibility
Nie Jing-Bao
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Bringing to light the range of Chinese views and experiences, Nie Jing-Bao draws on extensive primary sources and intensive fieldwork, including surveys by and interviews with hundreds of rural, urban, and overseas Chinese. Nie's exploration of the multi-layered meanings of public silence, official pronouncements, forgotten controversies from the Imperial era, public and private consensus and disagreement, women's personal stories, and doctors' narratives provides compelling evidence on the remarkably varied, sometimes critical, and often tormented voices of the Chinese people. Revealing a surprising range of beliefs and feelings concerning the morality of abortion and fetal life, the book nevertheless finds widespread acceptance of national population policies. It also examines the personal anguish and complex socio-cultural and ethical issues entwined with coerced abortion essential to enforce birth-control policies. In addition, the author argues, the abortion issue illustrates the importance of taking seriously China's internal plurality if Westerners and Chinese are to develop a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Nie, Jing-Bao
Dewey number
363.46/0951
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.C6
LC item number
N54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian voices
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  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Family planning
  • Women's studies
  • Eugenics
  • Birth control
  • China
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Family Planning Policy
  • China
Label
Behind the silence : Chinese voices on abortion, Nie Jing-Bao
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Listening to the silence : the absence of public debate and its meaning -- "Instructions" from above : official positions -- The forgotten controversies : heritage of imperial times -- Tidings from the populace : consensus and contention in the survey results -- Bitterness beyond words : women's narratives -- Fulfilling discordant duties : doctors' narratives -- An inquiry into coerced abortion : sociocultural and ethical issues -- The challenge of cross-cultural dialogue : taking seriously China's internal plurality
Control code
59003457
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780742523708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Behind the silence : Chinese voices on abortion, Nie Jing-Bao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Listening to the silence : the absence of public debate and its meaning -- "Instructions" from above : official positions -- The forgotten controversies : heritage of imperial times -- Tidings from the populace : consensus and contention in the survey results -- Bitterness beyond words : women's narratives -- Fulfilling discordant duties : doctors' narratives -- An inquiry into coerced abortion : sociocultural and ethical issues -- The challenge of cross-cultural dialogue : taking seriously China's internal plurality
Control code
59003457
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780742523708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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