Women in China Essay by Master Researcher

Women in China
This paper analyzes how literary characters of imperial China find sensual/spiritual fulfillment.
# 87783 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Women Studies (Culture)

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The paper examines the degree to which a range of literature characters in "The Dream of the Red Chamber" manage to find fulfillment in terms of spirituality or sensuality. The paper also provides Spence's account of women. The paper makes a reference to more recent treatments of women in China, as per feminist studies, in contrast with what these works show us that is not always apparent in Ching culture.

From the Paper:

"There is a tendency in the West to view Chinese women as continually oppressed by their society, never able to find self-fulfillment in a civilization that did not value them highly, or provide them with many choices. However, in examining a variety of literature, one finds that this was not always the case. There was considerable room for women to find self-expression and self-development, within the confines of the surrounding society. The works below also indicate a change in society in the 18th century, the Ching dynasty's reform taking effect but one sees, in most interesting ways, the pull of the past, too."

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