The Chalice and The Blade in Chinese Culture is a major contribution to an understanding of the centrality of ‘women’s issues’ to our world’s past, present, and future.
~ Riane Eisler
The Chalice and The Blade in Chinese Culture:
Traces changing patterns in the relations between women and men over 20,000 years of Chinese history.
Probes implications of changes in gender relations for religion, economics, education, and the family, as well as for both women’s and men’s day-to-day lives.
By Chinese Partnership Research Group at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Edited by Professor Min Jiayin, China Social Sciences Publishing House, Beijing.
Reviews & Accolades
The Chalice and The Blade in Chinese Culture . . . is a great event . . . I believe that all those readers who care for Chinese women and who are interested in women’s issues will obtain reliable information from this work, and thereby have a better understanding of the history and present conditions of Chinese women.
~ Ru Xin Executive Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Social Science
Gender relations in middle and late Neolithic China were characterized by equality, and the sexes worked together and shared wealth . . . The worship of goddesses also prevailed in prehistoric China.
~ Professor Jiao Tianlong from Chapter 2, The Chalice and The Blade in Chinese Culture