The Development of Feminism in China


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The Development of Feminism in China
In 1911, a popular uprising in China led to the collapse of one of the last great empires in the world. The Qin dynasty crumbled on October Tenth, 1911, and a year later the last king of the Qin dynasty would abdicate his throne. This movement in Chinese history coincides quite closely with the inception of feminism within the Chinese intellectual sphere. China was certainly not the first country whose citizens began organizing feminist movements, in fact it was one of the later entrants into this intellectual realm. Because of the chronological placement of the Chinese feminist movement falling in the wake of feminist movements from other European and western countries, some scholars have found it...
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.....hinese feminist movement have their place in indigenous roots, not in some imported phenomenon.
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