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Challenges and Changing Attitudes for Chinese Women Seeking PhDs

Challenges and Changing Attitudes for Chinese Women Seeking PhDs
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Author(s): Xi Lin (Auburn University, USA) and Barbara A. Baker (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 18
Source title: Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch073

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Abstract

Despite ongoing challenges that hinder educational improvement and professional promotion, highly educated women are making significant contributions in China. Chinese women often experience discrimination and pressures during their educations and within university settings. They are sometimes overlooked for training opportunities and promotion, and they are frequently denied the same funding allocations as their male counterparts. The purpose of this discussion is to explore enduring attitudes that have historically led to these challenges and to enlighten those who are interested in the struggles, successes, and contributions of highly educated Chinese women.

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