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POLI 338 - Lecture: Gender Issues in China (Jan. 22)

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 338
Professor
Juan Wang
Semester
Winter

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Jan 22 – Gender Issues in China Policy Changes Mao (1950s) − Marriage Law (1950) − women allowed to divorce − women given equal division of property in divorce settlements − however, she would only be entitled to this piece of the man remains unmarried − if the former husband remarries, the land given to the divorced woman would be retracted − however, women divorcee faced social challenges in finding another husband − thus, the Marriage Law remains, in a sense, incomplete − Communization/collectivization (1950s, 60s) − women encouraged to work as men − however, this resulted in double-burdening of women, as they were encouraged to work in the field yet still assigned household chores, as per tradition − at the same time, women earn
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