Welfare State and Feminist Knowledge Production

Liu Xin, Katarina Leppänen, Elina Oinas, Yan Zhao, Lily Yu, Trude Sundberg

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Liu Xin, , Elina Oinas, Yan Zhao, Zhongli Yu, Trude Sundberg. 2019. ‘Welfare State and Feminist Knowledge Production’, in Nicol Savinetti ed. Gendered Dimensions of Welfare in China and the Nordic Region. Feminist transformations, visions and recommendations. NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Report of a Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network Workshop funded by Ford Foundation). 17-23. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3228016.

This working group suggests that the question of welfare and gender equality in the Chinese and Nordic contexts must be approached intersectionally, from historical and feminist transnational perspectives. We argue that welfare solutions cannot be answered by simply applying a supposedly good welfare model, with set policies and practices, from one context to another. Neither can they be found by interpreting or diagnosing the problems and issues of welfare policies in a specific context through a conception of a welfare regime that is pre-supposed to be universal and coherent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGendered dimensions of welfare in China and the Nordic Region
Subtitle of host publicationfeminist transformations, visions and recommendations
EditorsNicol Savinetti
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherNordic Institute of Asian Studies Report
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2019


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