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Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937

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Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937

Elizabeth J. Remick

This book is a study of regulated prostitution in China and its relationship to local statebuilding during the first half of the twentieth century. Following the lead of European states and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century, cities around China began to register, tax, monitor, and sometimes give venereal disease inspections to prostitutes. In spite of constant political attacks and resistance from many quarters, this local approach to dealing with prostitution continued throughout the period 1906-1937, even as it took different forms in different cities. ... Read more




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