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NCJ Number: 220723 Find in a Library
Title: Violence and Desire in Beijing: A Young Chinese Women's Strategies of Resistance in Father-Daughter Incest and Dating Relationships
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:13  Issue:12  Dated:December 2007  Pages:1319-1338
Author(s): Xiying Wang; Petula Sik Ying Ho
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 20
Type: Case Study
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a Chinese woman’s lived experience of father-daughter incest and dating violence and strategies of resistance.
Abstract: This article contributes to the understanding of women’s resistance to victimization in power relationships. In Meng Xi’s case, in the face of abusive situations she uses different strategies to resist and to regain power, thereby putting herself in a more advantageous situation. The article offers the new perspective of studying resistance through the interplay of body and linghun (intelligence soul). In the father-daughter incest, when her body was powerless, Meng Xi used the split between body and linghun to save her body. In her dating relationships, her body shook off the feeling of insufficiency and guilt and became gradually more powerful. In Mainland China, there is a lack of public awareness of and systematic research on dating violence and incest. This article fills a gap in the research in this area by examining how a young Chinese woman (Meng XI) responds to the experience of father-daughter incest and how she makes sense of her dating experience. References
Main Term(s): Incest
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; China; Cultural influences; Dating Violence; Female victims; Gender issues
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