By Marguerite Waller

Calling for inclusion and discussion, those essays by way of a world team of feminist students and activists rigidity the necessity to placed into relation doubtless discrepant techniques to truth and to scholarship so that it will construct coalitions around the ordinary North/South and East/West divides. This different staff of authors, who spent fourteen weeks operating collaboratively, dispense with cohesion and search as a substitute to exploit discussion and distinction of their construction of data approximately potent political motion. The dialogues materialized the following between women's routine that experience emerged inside various contexts and cosmologies take feminisms' demanding situations to modern company globalization in new empirical and theoretical directions.

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What do you think are the differences between what you call the "particularities of the Chinese women's movement" and feminism? Behind these three questions, Li detected P's three hidden implications: 1. What you call feminism is not true feminism; 2. Feminism is universal, not "Western"; 3. Therefore there is no so-called Chinese particularity outside feminism. (2000,2; original English words in italics) Not having been present at the conference, I cannot determine whether Li's interpretation of what she calls P's hidden agenda is accurate.

Note 1. We use the term "crossing" rather than "intersection" to indicate that the relationships among these different systems, cosmologies, histories, and so on are not like the intersections of race, class, and gender that occur within the binary Western system of, identity construction. These "crossings," created within, and creative of, new conceptual spaces, would not occur were they not sought after. , dir. Shari Frilot. 52 min. Third World Newsreel. 1996. Videocassette. Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari.

1987. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Trans. Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Mohanty, Chandra Talpade, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres, eds. 1991. Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Part I Encounters Chapter One Towards an Ethics of Transnational Encounters, or "When" Does a "Chinese" Woman Become a "Feminist"? Shu-mei Shih "When," or the Value-Coding of Time In the spring of 1988, I found myself sitting next to Zhang Jie, perhaps the most prominent woman writer in China at the time, at a reception in Beijing for American writers hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

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