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China Paper CHINESE SOCIETY Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it's attitudes and social reality. The land reform, which was intended to create a more balanced economic force in marriage, was the beginning of governmental efforts to pacify women, with no real social effect. Communist China needed to address the "woman question". Since women wanted more equality, and equality is doled out from …

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…their culture. The Communist Revolution provided the examination of the roles of women in China and implemented important steps toward the recognition of their legitimacy. Rightly so, Chinese feminists are not satisfied with their place in society and campaign for a new and better understanding of the value of women in society. Bibliography Andors, Phyllis. The Unfinished Liberation of Chinese Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983. Croll, Elisabeth. Chinese Women Since Mao. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1983.