Chinese Femininity and Gender Roles in the Film "Qui Ju" This paper is a careful analysis of a film, Qui Ju , that tells us a great deal about Chinese gender roles and about the perception of the feminine in conventional or traditional Chinese society. Specifically, the fact that the grand beating at the core of the film revolves around an insult directed at a minor municipality leader who evidently cannot bear a male heir; it is from this incident that Qui Ju ultimately finds herself struggling to find justice for her beaten husband and, by extension, for herself. The end of the film, ironically enough, features Qui Ju achieving a measure of happiness because she gives birth to a baby boy after complications – as if having a little boy,...The end:
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