Gender Roles in the Millennium: Chinese Males and Females According to Tamar Mayer in her book, Gender Ironies of Nationalism: Sexing the Nation. “There is tremendous importance attached to gender in the construction of the Chinese nation (Mayer 213).” China, since the beginning of civilization, has relied on the roles of men and women as a source of its foundation and identity. At the same time that these roles have formed Chinese society, they have also become a hindrance in the realization of women as equal to their male counterparts. Modernity has called to China to change the traditionalist, limited view of women. Though there have been steps taken in terms of education and personal freedoms, men still hold power economically...The end:
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