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Feminism as a product of its environment: A comparative study on feminist organisation and activism in China and Sweden


  • Ivan Hanse

Summary, in English

This case study attempts to analyse the dynamics, focus and progress of the feminist movements in Sweden and China today in order to pinpoint possible differences and similarities, and reasons behind them. This is done by comparing the agendas and actions of feminist networks in the two countries, as well as response in mainstream media and politics. I have also met and talked to a number of politically active feminists in both countries in order to get a clearer picture of their work. Many similar tendencies can be found in the way that organisations operate. At the same time this study finds certain differences in methods used to protest and influence, as well as in what specific changes in law and politics feminists propagate. Furthermore a number of possible historical, political and legal explanations to these differences are discussed.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Social Sciences
  • Languages and Literatures


  • Feminist
  • Feminism
  • Social movements
  • China
  • Sweden


  • Michael Schoenhals