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  • Chinese Women

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    Chinese Women Traditional Chinese society was patriarchal, patrilineal, and patrilocal. In this male dominated society, sons were preferred to daughters, and women were expected to be subordinate to their fathers, husbands, and sons. Because marriages were arranged, young women and men had virtually no voice in the decisions on their marriage partner, resulting in loveless marriages. Once married, it was the woman who left her family and community and went to live with her husband’s family, where

  • The Role of Chinese Women

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    The Role of Chinese Women China, located in East Asia, is the third largest country by area and the largest country by population in the world. While China has one-fifth of the world’s total population, and it also has one of the earliest civilizations, dating back to some 5000 years ago. China is often distinguished for its technological advances and intelligence, but in the early 20th century, Chinese society was far from perfect. The women in China, lived a slow and difficult life, bound

  • The Rise of Modern Chinese Women

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    However, it is nothing more than a dream in the past Chinese lineage-dominated society. It is a society that famous for men are superior to women. According to Prof. Ma, men and women are treated differently in Chinese lineage-dominated society. For example, in family, workplace and politics aspect, men had absolute power and right on decision making whereas women are not entitled to or nearly forbidden to involve in the above aspect. Women even were considered as outsiders when the married as if

  • Women and the Family in Chinese History

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    Women and the Family in Chinese History By Patricia The price paid by women in ancient china: Foot binding and Concubines Georgiana Grecea WHO 2001 Professor: Peterson November 1st, 2013 When it comes to traditions, customs and beliefs, one of the most mysterious civilizations in the world is considered to be ancient China. Through their values and cultural lifestyle they have succeeded for many years to make us wonder and want us to know more about their beliefs

  • The Role of Women in Chinese Culture

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    The Role of Women in Chinese Culture In traditional Chinese culture, women were inferior to men. They were not allowed to make any decisions concerning their families. Their only purpose in life was to stay home and take care of the households. "A woman's duties are to cook the five grains, heat the wine, look after her parents-in-law, make clothes, and that's all! ...she must follow the `three submissions.' When she is young, she must submit to her parents. After her marriage, she must submit

  • Strong Chinese Women in Film

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    Introduction In Confucian thought, women had their purpose beside their men or within their households as mothers. However, the legend of Hua Mulan precedes Confucius. Mulan’s story had inspired early Chinese Feminists such as Qiu Ji to go against the society built to keep her space as a woman separate from the rest of the world. In modern times, Fa Mulan (from Disney) added more diversity to the usual Disney Princesses and gave westerners an image of Chinese culture. The Disney film about Fa Mulan

  • Tibetan Women Under Chinese Occupation

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    Tibetan Women Under Chinese Occupation Prior to the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, Tibetan women were treated with the utmost respect. They served as equals to men, nothing less and in some instances even more. However, since the Chinese have occupied Tibet the status of Tibetan women in the country has changed. Women’s basic human rights are violated every day under the Chinese, rights such as reproduction and education. They face violence and coercion and must live their lives in

  • Chinese Women Modify to Western Ideals

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    Chinese women in the U.S are pressured to reconstruct their identities to assimilate and conform to be accepted in American Society. Julie Chen, Chinese American TV Host, recently decided to get a double eyelid surgery to achieve a more “westernized look” and to look less Chinese. She was tired of having small Asian eyes, in Asian cultures the bigger the rounder your eyes are the more beautiful you are considered. Julie Chen was pressured by a big time agent to get the eyelid surgery done to guarantee

  • Personification Of Ancient Chinese Women Analysis

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    Max Reiff Confucian Classics “The Personification of Ancient Chinese Women by the Shijing” The Shijing or Book of Odes is a collection of poems from ancient China, dating back to the tenth century BC. The Odes served many purposes: refining culture, providing a shared store of knowledge and commenting on legendary history. The Odes were also used as the coin for official discourse, the guide for ethical training and as a didactic instrument for schooling. The Book of Odes is the richest and most

  • Chinese Women Factory Workers Case Study

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    Introduction The Chinese economy has sustained a remarkable growth in the past three decades. With nearly double-digit GDP growth rate per annum and a more than 20-fold increase in output (Meidan, 2015, p.2; Haltmaier, 2013, p.3; Yao, 2010, p.2), China has turned itself from one of the poorest countries into both the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing economy. This unprecedented economic performance has also enabled China to solve the poverty problem for over 3 million of its citizens, contributing