The Remarkable Story of China’s ‘Bible Women’

By the time Protestant Christianity arrived in China in the early 19th century, Chinese understandings of gender roles had been relatively static for more than two...

Women in Traditional China

In China from very early times, men have been seen as the core of the family. The ancestors to whom a Shang or Zhou...

Why educated, professional women in China aren’t marrying

Why educated, professional women in China aren’t marrying – new book explores the ‘leftover women’ phenomenon:Notwithstanding criticism author Roseann Lake has faced for her...

Chinese rural left behind women

The first academic research in the nation which put left behind women as main objective of study did not come out until 2002. The Chinese rural left...

Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium

Earlier forms of Confucianism had stressed filial piety, duty and learning. The form that developed during the Song era, Neo-Confucianism, was the closest China had to a state religion.

Concubinage in Ancient China

Concubinage is an interpersonal and sexual relationship in which the couple are not or cannot be married. The inability to marry may be due to multiple factors such as...

The Realistic Response to China’s Prostitution Problem

Here’s a statistic Chinese law enforcement would rather you didn’t know: Between 2000 and 2015, and in particular since 2006, the number of Chinese...

How Did Women Fare in China’s Communist Revolution?

My grandmother likes to tell stories from her career as a journalist in the early decades of the People’s Republic of China. She recalls...

China’s mixed messages to working women

He Siyun, a teacher in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, was horrified when she found out that a male colleague had been molesting female...

Women in Ancient China

Women in ancient China did not enjoy the status, either social or political, afforded to men. Women were subordinate to first their fathers, then their husbands,...

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