Daily life of women (household economics), ancient china part b, ancient societies - china, history, year 8, nsw influence of confucianism on chinese women confucianism was adopted as the state philosophy during the han dynasty (206 bc-ad220) this decision greatly affected the status of women.
Women in ancient china lived oppressed lives, and their roles centered around caring for their husbands, cleaning, cooking and looking after their kids the women of ancient china were expected to bear many children, and most of them felt pressure from their husbands to bear a son despite its being. According to statistics, china had 213 million women workers in the 1950s, accounting for 1168 percent of the total in 1995 there were 56 million women workers in china, accounting for 38 percent of the total in 1997 there were 5745 million women workers, accounting for 387 percent of the total.
The ancient chinese women had led this unbearable life for almost 2000 years their whole life was controlled by the male member of the family before marriage, it was the father and after marriage, it was the husband. But my auntie still warned me of its dangers: “if you are a 30-year-old unmarried woman in china, life’s over you’ll forever be a spinster yikes so as i enter spinsterhood then, it’s.
China’s past is critical to understanding the role of women in china today in imperial china, women assumed a relatively subordinate position to men women did possess some power within the family content, for example, they would often assume a role of leadership however, this power did not generally extend beyond the home and familial affairs. Women in ancient china did not enjoy the status, either social or political, afforded to men women were subordinate to first their fathers, then their husbands, and finally, in the case of being left a widow, their sons in a system known as the “three followings” or sancong.
The lives of women in china have significantly changed throughout reforms in the late qing dynasty, the nationalist period, the chinese civil war, and rise of the people's republic of china, which had announced publicly on the commitment toward gender equality efforts the new communist government made toward gender equality were met with resistance in the historically male-dominated chinese society, and obstacles continue to stand in the way of women seeking to gain greater equality in china.
But my auntie still warned me of its dangers: “if you are a 30-year-old unmarried woman in china, life’s over in china, unmarried women at 27 are depicted as “picky” due to being over.