Chinese Sociology

Chinese Sociology - The roles of women and men in the...

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The roles of women and men in the household as well as at work in China have changed drastically in the past thirty years with the industrialization of the Chinese economy. Traditionally, China was mostly agricultural, with men working in the fields and women staying at home to perform such stereotypical activities as cooking and cleaning the house. With the recent urbanization of much of the country, women have become more independent and educated. China’s government still clings to out-dated views of traditional households, most likely because of the state-market (communist or socialist) policy towards trade and production. However, even this has fallen apart in the past few years. China has effectively bid to enter the world market by privatizing its banking system and selling off major businesses to private citizens. With such progress, the once-solid lines of gender occupation separation have since become blurred. Women are now viewed almost as equal as men as they are in the United States (however equal
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SOC 127 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '08 term at Mesa CC.

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