Women's Suffrage in Asia: Gender, Nationalism and Democracy by Louise Edwards

By Louise Edwards

Together with chapters on Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and foreign suffrage connections, Women's Suffrage in Asia engages in debates on suffrage within the sector by means of elevating concerns special to the country's case experiences awarded. It explains why the background of suffrage is overlooked within the nationalist historiography and untangles the connections among tradition, nationalism and colonialism within the context of women's struggles for suffrage.

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Assumptions about class, religion and ethnic responses to the campaign must be reconfigured to incorporate the culturally diverse nation-states of twentieth-century Asia. Women and citizenship: citizenship is a gendered project Axiomatic to the theoretical foundation of this project is the examination of notions of citizenship that account correctly for gender while simultaneously addressing cultural and economic influences on changing narratives of citizenship. 26 Expectations of the roles men and women should play in their service to the nation differ for each gender and these expectations have altered over time.

24 Matsukawa and Tachi, op. , p. 180. 25 Tyrrell, op. , p. 2. 26 See for example, R. Lister, Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives, New York: New York University Press, 1997. , p. 91. 28 S. Blackburn, ‘Winning the Vote for Women in Indonesia,’ Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 14, 29, 1999, 207–18. 29 Mina Roces, Women, Power and Kinship Politics: Female Power in Post-War Philippines, Westport: Praeger, 1998. 30 Kathryn Robinson, ‘Indonesian Women: From Orde Baru to Reformasi,’ in Louise Edwards and Mina Roces (eds), Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000, p.

A National Problem,’ in Antonia Finnane and Anne McLaren (eds), Dress, Sex and Text in Chinese Culture, Melbourne: Monash Asia Institute, 1998, pp. 3–36. 41 Penny Edwards, ‘Restyling Colonial Cambodia (1860–1954): French Dressing, Indigenous Custom and National Costume,’ Fashion Theory, vol. 5, 4, 2001, 389–416. 42 Jean Gelman Taylor uses the official photograph of the Indonesian independence day to argue that while men attired in western suits represented Indonesia’s political power, women in traditional dress were fixed to Indonesia’s past.

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