volume 35, issue 1, P41-56 2019
DOI: 10.17576/jkmjc-2019-3501-04
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Desideria Cempaka Wijaya Murti

Abstract: The government of China introduced the lexicon of "leftover women," or sheng nu, to publicly signify the "eligible but unmarried women between age 27 to 35" in 2010. Although it was a derogatory lexicon against women, but some researchers have argued that sheng nu is a sign of women's emancipation because these women usually have successful careers. The diverse perceptions in Chinese society about the issue of "leftover women" have become a thought-provoking subject for investigating the debate on positive and…

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