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Woman and Contemporary Chinese Society o From “Half Sky” to “Tough Woman” Tengfei Lu
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01:170:345 Professor Dietrich Tschanz 12/19/2010 Thousands of years, Chinese woman had suffered all kinds of pains, crackdowns, lived in the feudalism society. Women’s were like appendage, no their personalities, no own thoughts, no consciousness, low political and economic status,
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those made them have no value. Until the new China was founded, that kind of suffering was ended. Chinese women and men have carried the responsibilities of building the Chinese socialism country. March 8 th is the annual world women’s day. In this day, Chinese women can feel all kinds of happiness and pride. Of course, even in a normal day, at every public places in China, we also can see women’s confident smile, men often say that “An excess of yin leads to yang deficiency” ( o )
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Get Achievement Then Status: When China women national soccer team earns the acclaim by their feet, they might not recognize that how great they were, just because their great grandmothers were using a long fabric to enswathe their feet tightly, at that time, it's considered pretty to own the three-inch “golden lotuses”--woman's bound feet in feudal age. “Obey to father at home, belong to husband after married, do everything for son after widowed” is the best description of the Chinese women at that time.
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The western people, who went to China 100 years ago, were shocked by the tragedy situations of Chinese women who have had foot-binding. Nowadays, the western women always complain that the modern Chinese women have more power and rights. Chinese women union shows some statistics that up to the year of 2001, Chinese government has already had 14 female principal ministers; Chinese women are 36.7% of the whole ministers, which has increased 5.8% than the previous year. The town female minister which is 80 thousand people has increased 1.7 times than 10 years ago. Those are significant that Chinese women have more power than before
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on politics.
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