Women English teachers who are making a differenc in Yantai, China

During the Summer of 1995, a study was conducted by the author in the city of Yantai, which is located in the Shandong Province in northeastern China. The purpose of this research was to better understand the role of women and gender issues in the workplace. This article will provide a brief history and a current report on the status of women in contemporary Chinese society. A summary of findings drawn from the interviews with Chinese women English teachers will be presented.