Disc Q 11 F'07 (Women, Sm Hap)

Disc Q 11 F'07 (Women, Sm Hap) - EALC 350g Fall 2007...

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EALC 350g Birge Fall 2007 Questions for Discussion 11 (after midterm #5) Women in China and Film: Small Happiness General 1. What changes came about in women’s lives between the Tang and the Song dynasties? They were more free during the tang: no bound feet, women could choose their spouses, very active. The song they were more bound by Confucian ideals, there were more concubines, brothels and maids. 2. What are the four forms of marriage in China? Major marriage: dowry, older woman, marries into husband’s home, the parents arrange it, must produce sons Minor marriage: go as a child, called “little daughter in law”, grows up with “brother”, the son from Fen Shu. Concubine: where buy a ho, no or little dowry, under control by principle wife, example from shen fu. Uxorilocal: when husband goes to the wife’s home, groom might bring dowry, seen often in Yuan dynasty through to the present. 3. How do women inherit (obtain) property?
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Disc Q 11 F'07 (Women, Sm Hap) - EALC 350g Fall 2007...

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