Lesson 9. ‘Three-Inch Golden Lotus’ to ‘Tiger Girls’
in Ten Lessons in Modern Chinese History
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Women provide a great window for us to gauge the transformation of modern China. This chapter examines the lives and works of Chinese women from the late Qing to the post-Mao era. Although many historians believe that they were oppressed, this chapter will challenge this verdict on women’s liberation and it will also introduce students to the growing body of complex scholarship.


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