In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Hershatter discusses her latest book "Women and China’s Revolutions," which explores how the role of women has changed in Chinese society over the past two hundred years. She also focuses on the labor of women in domestic and public space in China and how this has shaped the nation’s move from republic to socialist nation to rising capitalist power.
 
Guest
Gail Hershatter is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former President of the Association for Asian Studies.  Her works include The Workers of Tianjin (1986, Chinese translation 2016), Personal Voices: China Women in the 1980s (1988, with Emily Honig), Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution in Twentieth-Century Shanghai (1997, Chinese translation 2003), Women in China’s Long Twentieth Century (2004), The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (2011; Chinese translation 2017) and Women and China’s Revolutions (2019). 
 
Moderator 
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.