Five Gems in the Torrent: Historical Portrayals of Chinese Women in Sound and Religion

Yuchi Che
2016 Social Science Research Network  
In the long history of the patriarchal culture of China, women were consistently stigmatized as naïve. What made this situation worse was the mentality that-"a woman who lacks talent is a virtuous woman" 1 -a famous quote, which had became the standard to measure the qualities of a woman. This portrayal was quite permanent throughout the cultural history of China, as even today, this stereotype is still prominent in the poor, rural, and illiterate areas of China. This paper highlights in a
more » ... ighlights in a chronological fashion the portrayal of the woman in the Chinese culture through sound, music, religion, and mythology.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2986542 fatcat:bbqruzdnbfcf5bxbn7xs5xegti