Women from Pakistan, Philippines, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore describe their individual passages into feminist consciousness and their work in women's studies.
"An essential document, Changing Lives records the entry of women's studies into the social policies of Asian development and maps the course of academic feminism as a catalyst for historical change in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and India. The essays address Third World feminist practice at its most passionate and committed."
"The stories in Changing Lives vividly illustrate that engaging in women's studies often requires considerable courage, involving both personal and intellectual transformation. The strength of feminist ideas around the globe emerges from this book and offers the reader an engaging way to better understand and draw inspiration from the creativity and resilience of these diverse Asian women."