The Chinese Women's Research Society (CWSR) held a training class, themed on "The Practice and Development of Marxist Feminist Theory in China", from June 3-6 in Beijing.
Tan Lin, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), gave a speech at the opening ceremony and had extensive discussions on sinicized, epochal and popularized Marxist women's theory.
Tan, who also serves as vice-chairperson of the CWRS, stressed that all members of society should thoroughly study and implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's speeches; carry out the Opinions on the Acceleration of the Construction of Philosophy and Social Sciences with Chinese Characteristics issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to the right direction of women's theoretical studies and lay a solid theoretical foundation for the Party and people; scientifically comprehend the practice and development of Marxist feminist theory in China; and further deepen the research of Marxist feminist theory based on China's current situation.
Tan also proposed three specific directions to promote women's theoretical research, and they include:
- Adhere to the Marxist world outlook and methodology to deepen the study of contemporary women's theory.
- Put forth efforts in constructing women's theoretical, subject and discourse systems of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
- Adhere to problem-oriented direction and creatively address relevant women's theoretical and practical problems against the backdrop of the new situation and promote the transformation of academic achievements, with a view to better serving the overall situation and contemporary Chinese women's movements, serving women and their work, as well as reforms of women's federations.
Experts and scholars from Peking University, Women's Studies Institute of China (WSIC) and China Women's University, as well as other universities and research institutes attended the event and a series of lectures were held in respect to basic viewpoints of Marxist feminist theory, Mao Zedong's thought on women's liberation, the practice of Marxist feminist theory in Modern China and the implementation of basic state policy of gender equality, the theory and practice of women's development in China, as well as the new normal of China's economic and social development and Marxist philosophy.
More than 130 people across 25 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities participated in the events.
(Source: Women's Studies Institute of China / Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)