Gender Relations in Taiwan The depiction of gender in literature and, more recently in film, has been a prevalent practice with respect to artistic storytelling. As such, there has been an abundance of literature examining the history of gender portrayals, interpreting its significance, and analyzing its representation. Gender portrayals in Taiwanese literature and film have generally depicted the roles of males and females within their stereotypical positions. Thus, while male characters are usually and generally characterized as the protagonists of the story and moreover the patriarch, women in contrast are usually portrayed as secondary or supporting characters. Moreover, women characters ostensibly do not seem to serve a substantial...The end:
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