Chinese Girls: A Province by Province Guide

1) Beijing   The Beijing girls, living in this capital city and having witnessed the spectacles of many things in their life, appear extremely photogenic...

How did ancient Chinese people find their lovers?

Love was tricky in ancient China – marriage was often decided by parents or even the government and single women had to tie the...

Women in Confucian thought

Confucianism "largely defined the mainstream discourse on gender in China from the Han dynasty onward." The gender roles prescribed in the Three Obediences and Four Virtues became a cornerstone...

Women in Qing Dynasty

The social position of women during the Qing dynasty has been characterised as subject to Confucian principles of patrilocality, patrilineality, village exogamy, an agrarian economy, and divisions of labour based on gender. Women had no legal...

Status of Women in Song Dynasty

During the Song dynasty, neo-Confucianism became the dominant belief system, and it has been argued that the rise of neo-Confucianism had also led to a decline...

Status of Women in Tang Dynasty

The Tang dynasty has been described as a golden age for women, in contrast to the Neo-Confucianism of the later Song dynasty that saw practices like foot-binding, widow suicide, and widow chastity become socially normative. This...

Role of Women in Zhou Dynasty

By the Zhou dynasty, Chinese society was decidedly patriarchal, with female and male social roles determined by a strict, feudal hierarchy. The foundation for enforced division of women and...

Prostitution in China

Prostitution is illegal but practiced openly. Prostitutes work out of five-star hotels, karaokes, entertainment centers, dance halls, boxing clubs, beauty parlors, hairdressers, barbershops, saunas,...

How China’s market economy has fuelled a prostitution boom

In our old family album, there was only one photograph of my maternal grandma in her youth, in which she looked like a film...

Inside Hong Kong’s High-Rise Houses of Prostitution: Who’s Really in Charge?

Notes: Prostitution in Hong Kong is itself legal, but organised prostitution is illegal, as there are laws against keeping a vice establishment, causing or procuring another...

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