Social Equity in a Time of Change
Edited By Richard Greggory Johnson III
Chapter One: China’s Glass Ceiling: The Exclusion of Women From High-Level Politics
China’s Glass Ceiling: The Exclusion of Women From High-Level Politics
JUNFANG WANG & KRISTEN NORMAN-MAJOR
Women constitute slightly less than half (48.5% in 2014) of China’s total population (“China—The World Factbook”, 2014). However, their contribution to the social and economic development of Chinese society is more than half of that of men by virtue of their dual roles in the productive and reproductive spheres. Despite this, their participation in formal political structures and processes remains insignificant.
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