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The missing girls and women of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan : a sociological study of infanticide, forced prostitution, political imprisonment, "ghost brides," runaways, and thrownaways, 1900-2000s

Author: Hua-Lun Huang
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"In the past century, tens of millions of women and girls have disappeared in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This sociological study explores the institutional factors contributing to the phenomenon of missing females, develops a typology for these populations, and lays a foundation for social scientists to examine lost populations in the future"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hua-Lun Huang
ISBN: 9780786440290 0786440295
OCLC Number: 771913452
Description: viii, 233 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Tables and figures --
Preface --
Introduction --
The study of missing females --
Conceptualization of missing females : a classification system --
Missing females dead or at high risk --
Female political prisoners --
Slain baby girls --
Ghost brides --
Missing females with some chances to re-emerge --
Comfort women --
Trafficked women and girls --
Runaways/thrownaways --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Hua-Lun Huang.

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"In the past century, tens of millions of women and girls have disappeared in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This sociological study explores the institutional factors contributing to the phenomenon of missing females, develops a typology for these populations, and lays a foundation for social scientists to examine lost populations in the future"--Provided by publisher.

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