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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. Prostitution at that time was ... More

Keywords: Gender, regulated prostitution, local statebuilding, China, late Qing-era, Republican era, taxation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804788366
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804788366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth J. Remick, author