ERIC Number: ED219303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Chinese and American Women: Issues of Mutual Concern. Wingspread Brief.
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
This article briefly describes a conference of Chinese and American women held to discuss womens' issues and promote mutual understanding between the two groups. The cultural exchange of information at the conference focused on discussion of the All China Womens' Federation (ACWF); the roles of women in China and the United States in the areas of health, education, employment, and the family; and miscellaneous womens' issues. Specifically discussed were: the current campaign of the ACWF to mobilize and organize women to promote China's modernization; current medical issues in the United States such as teenage pregnancy, smoking, and heart disease; China's grassroots health care outreach; the contemporary discriminatory practices against women in U.S. education today; the problem of getting women into high-paying powerful jobs in the United States; the enormous increase in women in the labor force in China since 1949; the problem of divorced women who are displaced homemakers in the United States; and the Chinese view that all social forces must contrive to preserve marriage. Miscellaneous issues such as ERA, Social Security, and pension plans in the United States were also considered. (NE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Identifiers: China (Peking); United States
Note: Photographs may not reproduce clearly. Report of Wingspread Conference (Racine, WI, May, 1979).