Date of Graduation

Summer 5-19-2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)


College of Arts and Sciences


Asia Pacific Studies



What do most people know about working-class women in China, white-collar female workers? Many people might think they live better and more comfortable lives than blue-collar workers. However, not many are aware of the difficulties and challenges that the white-collar group of female workers in China encounter. This research covers two specific groups of white-collar women in China. Women in tech and women in education. The study is based on the interviews of female tech executives/entrepreneurs and university teachers, and demonstrates the reality so well-hidden under the curtain of the country’s communism. The paper first provides an all-encompassing background of both women in education and women in tech and introduces challenges and struggles that they face in the workplace in China. The second section represents famous female entrepreneurs and CEOs of big Chinese tech firms and shares their stories of success. The third section narrates stories of female university professors and their gender-based discrimination experiences at work. The paper ends with a conclusion that emphasizes the existence of gender discrimination among female white-collar workers in the workplace in China.

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