Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2010
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780307387097
Language: un
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Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2009
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0307267148
Language: en
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307273154
Language: en
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#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2010
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780307387097
Language: en
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Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
Author by: Graham Joseph Hill
Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781532686115
Language: en
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Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

Holding up Half the Sky

Holding up Half the Sky
Author by: Shirley Mow,Tao Jie,Zheng Bijun
Release: 2004-04-01
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1558614656
Language: en
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These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.

Women Sport and Society in Modern China

Women  Sport and Society in Modern China
Author by: Dong Jinxia
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781135763862
Language: en
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Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

Holding Up Half of the Sky

Holding Up Half of the Sky
Author by: Yuwa Wong
Release: 2006
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780470822067
Language: en
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HOLDING UP HALF OF THE SKY The New Women Consumers of Asia Through his detailed analyses of demographic and economic data amassed in this book, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick–Wong has convincingly explained the role of women as an important force shaping the Asian Consumer Market. – Francis T. Lui Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Development Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Holding Up Half of the Sky: The New Women Consumers of Asia is a gold mine of information and insights demonstrating the increasingly important role of women as a driving force of consumption and market development in Asian countries. Combining demographics, profiles of female consumer groups, and the most up–to–date estimates of $500 billion of discretionary spending by 2014, this book pushes the frontiers of market research to new levels. – Dr. R. Paul Shaw Former Lead Economist, currently Program Advisor Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Sensitive and Rigorous, the research combines the best of quantitative and qualitative techniques to provide a lucid, readable overview of the status of Asian women today, and speculates on emerging trends. From an intimate perch on the lofty peak of women′s studies, the author scans the data and provides fascinating insights into how to cash in on the expanding potential of the female purse in Asia in the 21st century. A must–read of all marketers. Dr. Sharon Siddique partner Sreekumar Siddique & Co. Pte. Ltd. This book provides reliable insights, supported with scientific methodology, on one of the "mega–trends′ of Asian and global market development. A better understanding of women′s consumption power can also shed light on the consumption power of men, and as a result, that of the global market as well. Professor Fan Gang Director of National Economic research Institute China Reform Foundation, Beijing

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky
Author by: Lili Almog,Richard Vine
Release: 2009-05-15
Editor: Power House Books
Pages: 136
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124189163
Language: en
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For over two years, Lili Almog has photographed women in the countryside and villages of China. The Other Half of the Sky focuses on women from marginalised groups in Chinese society, with an emphasis on the extraordinary situation of Muslim women in China as well the the Mosuo women, a unique ethnic community from Western China and one of the last existing matriarchal societies in the world.

My Half of the Sky

My Half of the Sky
Author by: Jana McBurney-Lin
Release: 2006
Editor: Komenar Pub
Pages: 533
ISBN: UCSC:32106018479300
Language: en
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Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing young women in China today? You bet. This original and insightful work is in the best traditions of classic novels that explore people caught in the crucible of change in complex cultures. The rewards are rich for the reader, including intriguing insights into folk tales and conventional wisdom of a culture of which few of us have an intimate and timely knowledge.

China Wakes

China Wakes
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2011-10-12
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780307764232
Language: en
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The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.

Scars Across Humanity

Scars Across Humanity
Author by: Elaine Storkey
Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780830887453
Language: en
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Acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic, exploring how violence is structured into the very fabric of societies and cultures around the world.

Half the Church

Half the Church
Author by: Carolyn Custis James
Release: 2011-04-19
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780310555872
Language: en
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Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures
Author by: Cherlyn S. Granrose
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1845428064
Language: en
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"Scholars and students of management, labor, gender, and China will find this volume of great interest. Government leaders will also find the research on women's employment lives a useful tool in future decision-making."--BOOK JACKET.

Tightrope

Tightrope
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525564171
Language: en
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How can we rebuild America so that it is a land with opportunity for all, wherever we live, whatever our complexion? Tightrope outlines a better path for our nation, but first it takes us through an "other America" where wages are low and stagnant, decent jobs are scarce, racial inequity is stark, and Americans die of drug overdoses every seven minutes. Kristof and WuDunn tell the story of America's crisis partly through the lives of friends Kristof grew up with in rural Yamhill, Oregon, a working-class area that was hit badly by the disappearance of blue - collar jobs. Their powerful personal stories and those of others bring to life how we got into this mess and also show a path by which we can right ourselves as a country, redress racial inequity, reduce inequality, and build economic opportunity. Tightrope is a story of hope that is riveting, deeply personal, and impossible to ignore. Book jacket.

A Path Appears

A Path Appears
Author by: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780345805102
Language: en
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From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Release: 2010-10-29
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307373540
Language: en
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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

A Bigger Sky

A Bigger Sky
Author by: Pamela Weiss
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781623174767
Language: en
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Reimagining Buddhism through a feminine lens: A powerful memoir of healing, strength, and spiritual awakening. Written by the first and only layperson to receive full dharma transmission in the Suzuki Roshi Soto Zen lineage, A Bigger Sky explores what it means to traverse the gaps of a Buddhism created by and for men, navigate the seemingly contradictory domains of secular and spiritual life, and walk a path through the heart of the world. Blending memoir, Buddhist practice, and cultural observation, Weiss reorients Buddhism through a wider and more inclusive feminine lens. Her personal and spiritual journey speaks to the bits of brokenness in us all, shining a light on the different pathways we can walk to become whole. Through beautifully crafted prose, Weiss shares what it means to be an ordinary Bodhisattva, describing how the Buddha's profound vision of freedom can be lived outside of institutions and rule-bound practice to support us in deepening our connection with ourselves, each other, and the planet. A Bigger Sky illuminates how integrating a more feminine approach to Buddhist teachings can be applied in spiritual practice, community, relationships, and day-to-day life.

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky
Author by: Xiaolan Bao
Release: 2001
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 330
ISBN: 0252026314
Language: en
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In 1982, twenty thousand Chinese-American garment workers-mostly women--went on strike in New York's Chinatown and forced every Chinese garment industry employer in the city to sign a union contract. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about.Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Blending these poignant, often dramatic personal stories with a detailed history of the garment industry, Chinese immigrant labor, and the Chinese community in New York, Bao shows how the high rate of married women participating in wage-earning labor outside the home profoundly transformed family culture and with it the image and empowerment of Chinese-American women.Bao offers a complex and subtle discussion of the interplay of ethnic and class factors within the garment industry in New York City. She examines the exploitative paternalism, rooted in ethnic social and economic structures, by which operators sustained low wages and marginal working conditions. She also documents the uneasy relationship between the ILGWU and rank-and-file women garment workers whose claim to direct representation was essentially ignored by union leadership. Through the words of the women workers themselves, Bao shows how their changing positions within their families and within the workplace galvanized them to unite and stand up for themselves. Passionately told and prodigiously documented, 3Holding Up More Than Half the Sky is an important contribution to Asian-American history, labor history, and the history of women.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author by: Luise Guest
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0980834740
Language: un
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