New Exhibition: Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century | 近代中国女性

Poster with text and image. Background colour is navy blue and white. Text in white reads: Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century Highlighted Resources of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. Below is white text on a peach background reading: Exhibition on display now until August 2023.








The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is happy to announce the exhibit, Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century (近代中国女性) is now on display until August 2023. The exhibit highlights resources in our collection and explores the relationship of gender alongside modern nation-building in China as important issues relevant to scholarly discussion. 

As China’s urbanization accelerated, women’s pursuit of their needs and ideas outside of the domestic sphere was seen as a symbol of social liberation. Throughout the twentieth century, the push for women’s liberation continued, and women gradually gained more rights and opportunities. Nevertheless, the tension between traditional values and modernization has continued to shape gender relations in China today.

  • Exhibition Duration: April - August 2023
  • Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, 130 St George Street, 8th Floor of Robarts Library, Room 8049 (near the East Asian Library Current Resource Centre) 
  • Free admission, open to current students, faculty, and staff, external researchersassociate members, and alumni with paid privileges, as well as members of the University of Toronto School community.

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