The Emancipation of Chinese Women

Women in China

In the years immediately after Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic in 1949, he banned the 1,000-12 months-old tradition of foot-binding, outlawed organized marriages and polygamy, launched literacy programmes to profit women, and invited women into the workforce. China is falling in gender equality rankings amid discrimination, government calls for women to marry and have infants. An essay about Korean women’s position in society and its rapid change within the final century.

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