Prostitution Business Licenses in the Republic of ChinaApril 28, 2013There was a relatively comprehensive management system for prostitutes in the Republic of China.
China's Abstemious Road to Sexual LiberationDecember 13, 2011The 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.
The Museum of Ancient Chinese Sex CultureDecember 13, 2011Shanghai would seem the perfect home for a sex museum given a colonial history that at its peak teemed with enough dance halls and houses of ill-repute to earn it the title "Whore of the Orient." Yet four years after opening, Liu Dalin's attempts to court Shanghai residents to the Museum of Ancient Chinese Sex Culture has proven as elusive to win as the coquettes of Chinese opera.
Chinese Traditional Culture: Sex EducationDecember 13, 2011Was there any sex education in ancient China? Of course there was; it was just not systematic or comprehensive, and usually used visual teaching aids or methods of hinting and inducing. The "dowry paintings" and "ya xiang di (valuables at the bottom of the chest)" were two major ones among the ancient means.
Gov't-approved Condom Ads Aired for First Time in ChinaDecember 13, 2011Condom ads made their first officially-endorsed appearance in China on November 25, 2003. The pioneering 30-second commercial, shown on the national China Central Television (CCTV) network, aims to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Population PolicyDecember 12, 2011Various types of campaigns to manage the size of the population started as early as the mid-1950s. Generally speaking, they were targeted at women. The early campaigns concentrated on family planning rather than on population reduction, but it was obvious that all aspects of birth control were considered to be a female responsibility.
Less Births, Better Births, to Develop China VigorouslyDecember 12, 2011In the 1980s, the One Child Policy is enforced, with more success in the cities than in the countryside. On posters like this it is usually girls that are shown, to indicate that they are worth as much as boys.