Role of Women in China

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In History
  • Jan 1, 900

    Culture of traditional foot-binding in 10th century

    The Chinese practice of foot-binding on young girls and women lasted for about 1,000 years in China
  • Jan 1, 900

    Women and arranged marriages

    Women would get married so young as the age of 13. Part of the traditional culture of China
  • Jan 1, 900

    Women were frowned upon if gave birth to a girl

    Traditional cultural China always favored boys rather than girls because men can carry on the family name and women were discriminated.
  • Qing Dynasty ended

    Many civil wars broke out and the emperor was a child, something had to be done to bring order and some form of government back
  • Foot-binding banned

    Following the fall of the Qing dynasty and the end of imperial rule, the Republican government outlawed foot binding
  • People's Republic of China

    Following the Chinese Civil War and the victory of Mao Zedong, he established the People's Republic of China
  • Women's right to divorce husband

    After taking control in 1949, the Communists gave women the right to legally divorce their husbands. Arranged marriages, child marriages, concubines, and foot binding were also officially banned.
  • Women allowed to attend school

    After 1949, the percentage of girls attending school jumped from about 20% to over 96%.
  • One-Child Policy

    Population control. Families can have a second child if the first child is a girl or is disabled.
  • Over half of China believs women belong in the home

    More than half of Chinese (men and women) believe that a woman’s place is in the home, according to a survey by All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF). The survey also found that one-third of respondents believe that men are inherently more capable than women.
  • Seven women protest against gender discrimination

    They were protesting gender discrimination in university admission policies. The women object to several universities across China that make it easier for men than women to gain acceptance.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 900

    10th Century - today