Existing Western scholarship on women in the 20th century China mostly focuses on the May Fourth era and the Chinese revolution. Most of the works place the study of Chinese women in the War of Resistance against Japan at the margins of the long history of Chinese revolution and are incomplete in their coverage. They focus mainly on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-held border regions in rural areas and pay little attention to women in the more urban, Nationalist-held regions. As Louise Edwards demonstrates in her 2007 study, women's movement in China has continued from the late 19th century to the late 1940s, including during the Second Sino-Japanese War in the GMD-held areas.
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