Love and Marriage
Love and Marriage
Freedom from Wedded Bondage
China's century of national revolution freed women from marital servitude and established their familial and social status.
Changes in New China Wedding Conventions
The traditionally ornate weddings and complex rituals of Imperial times changed dramatically after the founding of New China according to the social and political environment of each epoch.
China's Abstemious Road to Sexual Liberation
The sex life of citizens of New China has historically been subjected to as close a government scrutiny as has their health and economic status, at times to the point of prohibition.
Women's Political Participation in China
Equal opportunity between men and women has been a principal policy of the party and government ever since the founding of the People's Republic of China. However, most of the provisions under this policy have ...
The History of Chinese Career Women
The escape of Chinese women from the household into working life constitutes a watershed in China's modern social history.Married and single women in China have been going out to work and carving out careers for themselves for the past three or more decades.
The Gender Equal Fruits of Chinese Women's Education
Chinese women's education in the modern age started in 1898 with the Hundred Days' Reform. It gathered pace after the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 that ended China's imperial history and advanced in tandem with the New Culture Movement of 1912.
Historic Liberation of Chinese Women
In semi-colonial and semi-feudal old China, women were for a long time kept at the bottom of society. It was not until the first half of this century that the Chinese Communist Party led the Chinese people to wage a great and profound national democratic revolution on this ancient land.
From Robes to Pencil Skirts – Chinese Fashions in Modern History
Women's fashions in New China over the past sixty years reflect the country's changing political and economic trends.Vogues in the modern era of Chinese women's dress reflect the domestic political and economic base and technological progress of each epoch.
'Barometers' of Fashion: Chinese Women's Hairstyles Change; Reflect Altering Trends Over Past 60 Years
During the past 60-plus years, great changes have occurred in Chinese women's lives, and those changes have been suitably illustrated by the changes in Chinese women's hairstyles. During the early years of New China (founded on October 1, 1949), women had few hairstyle options.
The film documentary shot in 1905 on the Peking opera Dingjun Mountain marked the birth of Chinese cinema. Two decades later, a group of actresses – the so-called four Dan–became the acknowledged...
Different political and social backgrounds create different criteria for what are considered to be wonderful women. Beauties of each decade marked different eras in China's modern history.
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