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Unformatted text preview: In China women have historically been in low positions. One of the worst traditions was foot binding. In the 1800s half of the women in china where deformed by the breaking and binding of their ankles, this sickening practice only stopped in the 20 th century. In some parts of china it was traditional for very young women to be married and taken away from their families. However some women in china achieved fame and fortune in pre-modern china. Differently from Japan, China under the nationalist and communist governments has been trying to promote equal rights. Many programs have been successful, and now women have a higher level of participation in the workforce. (167)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course GEOG 1700 taught by Professor Hanik during the Summer '08 term at UConn.
- Summer '08