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Gendered Archetypes of Wartime Occupation: ‘New Women’ in Occupied North China, 1937–40

Taylor, Jeremy E.

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Abstract

This article examines the creation and use of gendered archetypes by the Provisional Government of the Republic of China (PGROC), the first collaborationist government established in China following the Japanese invasion of 1937. Drawing on a wide range of visual sources, it traces how this regime's messages about where women ‘belonged’ in an occupied China resulted in the creation of unique and complex archetypes which were deployed to convince Chinese women of the advantages of PGROC rule. Chief among these archetypes was the figure of the ‘PGROC new woman’. I show how this figure developed in PGROC poster art and propaganda, and eventually in film, as well as how it evolved out of early wartime and pre-war precedents. In addition to detailing the uses and meanings of this (and other) archetypes, the article suggests that comparative analyses of gendered archetypes of collaboration developed in cognate regimes during the same period can help shed light on the extent to which the peculiar circumstances of wartime collaboration often resulted in specific ideas by male collaborationist leaders about the roles women were expected to play under occupation.

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Taylor, J. E. (2016). Gendered Archetypes of Wartime Occupation: ‘New Women’ in Occupied North China, 1937–40. Gender and History, 28(3), 660-686. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12244

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 19, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 18, 2016
Publication Date 2016-11
Deposit Date Apr 28, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 19, 2018
Journal Gender and History
Print ISSN 0953-5233
Electronic ISSN 1468-0424
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 3
Pages 660-686
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12244
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33008
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-0424.12244
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Taylor, Jeremy E., Gendered archetypes of wartime occupation: 'new women' in occupied north China, 1937-1940. Gender and History, vol. 28, issue 3 (2016): 660-686 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-0424.12244/full This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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