By Maria Jaschok,Jingjun Shui

What permits girls to carry enterprise of their ideals within the face of lengthy years of adversarial persecution through the Communist party/state? How do ladies face up to day-by-day discrimination and lengthy trouble lower than a Communist regime which held rejection of non secular ideals and practices as a patriotic accountability? by using archival and ethnographic assets and of wealthy existence stories, this publication presents a unprecedented glimpse into how ladies got here to discover solace and happiness within the flourishing, female-dominated traditions of neighborhood Islamic women’s mosques, Daoist nunneries and Catholic convents in China. those ladies passionately – frequently opposed to unbelievable odds – defended websites of prayer, schooling and congregation as their non secular domestic and their promise of heaven, but in addition as their rightful declare to equivalent entitlements with males.

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