Finish the final exam for the course 'Gender and Chinese Society'

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Finish the final exam for the course 'Gender &Chinese Society' by requirement.

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SOC 255: Gender & Chinese Society Spring 2017 Exam 2 Question: Examining the period from 1949 to the present, do you believe that Chinese women had a revolution? The discussion should take up the major themes of marriage and property rights, labor conditions, reproductive labor conditions, political subjectivities (i.e. “qingnian”) and social activism. Essays should also distinguish between women’s revolutionary conditions during the Mao era (1949-1976) and the contemporary Reform era (1978-present). Essays should be predominantly based on the readings, supplemented by the lectures, and must use a selection of seven of the readings from the list below. You must use at least one reading from each group below, unless otherwise designated. Please note that some readings are mandatory. Essays should be between 800-1000 words in length and are due Tuesday, May 16 by 5:00pm. They should be submitted online to the “Final Exam” turn-it-in link in the “Content” section of MyCourses. Readings: Group 1 Socialist Constructions of Women – Land Reform & Collectivization (all mandatory) • Chen, Huiqin, Daughter of Good Fortune (2015) (mandatory, entire book) • “The Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, 1950”* (mandatory) Group 2 Socialist Constructions of Women – Land Reform & Collectivization (pick one) • Gail Hershatter, The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (2011), selection: Group 3 o “Midwife,” 154-181* o “Laborer,” 236-266* Socialist Constructions of Women – Cultural Revolution (Pick One) • Wang Zheng, "Call me Qingnian but not Funü: a Maoist Youth in Retrospect," in Feminist Studies 27:1 (2001), 9-34* • Emily Honig, "Iron Girls Revisited: Gender and the Politics of Work in the Cultural Revolution," in Re-Drawing the Boundaries of Work, Households, and Gender (2000), 97-110* Group 4 Working Girls (Dagong Mei) (mandatory) • Group 5 Peter Hessler, "Boomtown Girl," The New Yorker (2001), 108-119* Left Behind Women: Decollectivization, Dispossession & Violence (Pick One) • “Economic Liberalization and New Problems for Women” in Chinese civilization: A Sourcebook (2009), 482-487* • Leta Hong Fincher, China's Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (2014), 14-108, 140-164* (use at minimum one chapter) Group 6 Feminist Voices in Post-Socialist Times (Pick One) • Wang Zheng, "Detention of the Feminist Five in China," Feminist Studies 41:2 (2015), 476-482* • Fincher, China's Leftover Women, 165-190* Other Requirements: • Your use of the readings must demonstrate that you understand the central argument or main point of each essay. You cannot simply cite one anecdote from the reading simply to use a reading. o For example, if you are discussing Deng Enming’s essay, you cannot state he is an advocate of women’s education. All feminists are advocates of women’s education, so this tells us nothing specific about his ideas. You must discuss the fact that the essay is a criticism of women’s schools, why Deng considers the schools failures and what he thinks is the solution for women. You must also situate his ideas in the context of the proper moment of liberation he belongs to, which is the May 4th movement, and explain what they contribute to the larger discussion or ideas about women’s liberation in that moment. • You must cite all of the readings you use in the text by providing the author’s name, along with a page number if you are quoting the text. o For example: Deng Enming argues that “women’s schools….”(Deng, p. 12) • Your paper must be proofread and edited. ...
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Gender & Chinese Society
Chinese women reign in a low status, similarly to women in other cultures around the
world. This was due ideologies and philosophy of “filial piety” of Confucius. The ideology
suggested that women ought to submit to their spouses, and young in the society must respect
and obey the ruler and the elderly. For many years this ideology has helped in maintaining a
very patriarchal society, Acts of abuse against women, the sale of women were common.
Acts such as binding of women feet were done to shape their feet for them to be more
appealing to men which were a ritual that had been present since the tenth century. Following
the political dispensation that happened in 1949, the then leader of the people’s Republic of
China, Mao Zedong spear-headed the formation of new government, one whose objectives
led to the abolishment of the apparent dominant system which placed women into bondage
and le...

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