Gender sexuality, nationalism, Early 20th Century, China
In the early twentieth century the world was changing with urbanization becoming one of the main changes that the world faced in this period. There were more people that were moving to the urban areas and this was accompanied by changes in the beliefs and also some of the customs of the people that had seen the changes in the 20th century. Similarly China also saw the same changes with the urban life changing their perceptions and ways of lives especially for the people that had gone to the urban life. There were changes in the people's views and some had radicalized and changed their ways completely.
[...] However, with the changes that were facing the country in the early 20th century the aspects that were previously restricted increased in the number of cases and more people began engaging in different acts. One of the cases that had increased was prostitution that was more acceptable as with the fast growing population and city life people stated in engaging in the acts and although the men were also affected, the women were the most highly affected (Liu, et al 90). [...]
[...] This era gave rise to some of the most influential women and it changed the perception of the women in the society. In conclusion, the early 20th century started the dawn of a new China where they faced new problems and for the people in the city integrated with others from other parts of the world. This gave rise to changes in the behaviors and also in a slow empowering of the women. Works Cited Bailey, P. J. Women and gender in twentieth-century China. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Print. Hershatter, G. [...]
[...] Chinese Femininities / Chinese Masculinities, 199- KY N.p., January Modernizing sex, sexing modernity: Prostitution in early-twentieth-century Shanghai . Print. Liu, L. H., R. E. Karl, and D. Ko. The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory. New York: Columbia University Press Print. [...]
[...] The family would contact the parents of the lady and the man would be presented with the lady that was to be the future wife. The state initially monitored these aspects and was very particular to ensure that proper procedure was followed. However, this slowly faded away as more people started engaging on their own since they had met in the urban setting and there was no monitoring from the state (Hershatter 109). The women were also highly pronounced with their main roles in the society being to ensure that their husbands were happy and also give birth and take of the children. [...]
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