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Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu. They lived happily with Mr. But when Ms. Wen had a baby girl, her parents-in-law were delighted. Her mother-in-law, Yan Xiurong, took loving care of the child.

Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium

Missing women of China - Wikipedia

China has the most severe shortage of girls compared to boys of any country in the world today, as documented by China's surveys and censuses up to This article evaluates data on sex ratios in China since before the founding of the People's Republic, and shows that the relative dearth of girls has become more extreme during the last two decades, and that the problem is real and not merely due to undercounting of girls. Daughters are lost primarily through sex-selective abortion, secondly through excess female infant mortality, and thirdly through neglect or mistreatment of girls up to age three, in cities as well as rural areas. Until recently, the dearth of girls was confined to second or higher-order births, but now couples in some provinces are using sex-selective abortions for first births.

In China, women work to raise the status of girls

The People's Republic of China and its predecessors have a history of female infanticide spanning years. The practice of female infanticide was far from wholly condoned in China. Conversely, those who saved a young girl's life either through intervening or through presents of money or food would earn good karma leading to a prosperous life, as well as long life and success for their sons. However, the Buddhist belief in reincarnation meant that the death of an infant was not final as the child would be reborn, and this belief eased guilty feelings [of the person] over female infanticide. The Confucian attitude towards female infanticide was conflicted.
In the latest round of filming there was an incident that haunts me. It took place during a segment on the social changes that affected Chinese women in the late 13th century. These changes can be illustrated by the practice of female foot-binding. Some early evidence for it comes from the tomb of Lady Huang Sheng, the wife of an imperial clansman, who died in When it was over, I turned to the museum curator who had given me the shoes and made some comment about the silliness of using toy shoes.