Song dynasty Gap widens in favor of china Invention of gun powder, compass, printing Civil examinations Used exclusively to find talent for ppl to work in bureaucracy Your birth doesn?t matter as much This became important during this time period It was easier to get into Harvard than this Top 1% of 1% Their content changes depending on their time period Ex. When Daoism big( these texts important Ex. Song period( Confucianism more important Late Qing period -1910- rebellion taiping ? there was bible content Taken by men except during emperor wu and during Taiping A lot more writing about common ppl( cuz ppl had accesses to printing etc Women?s freedom etc Qing dynasty= oppressive time for women Foot binding is most popular at this time Widespread prostitution Infanticide ( killing of infants and way of family planning) Tang dynasty= time when women were more free Cuz empress wu in charge Could own property etc Song dynasty is in-between these See condemnations of widowed women who want to remarry Cuz Confucianism important So women looked down upon if they remarried Women could still own their own property Could still inherit land Dowrys that were brought into marriage( could be kept by woman If husband died you could be an independent woman Foot binding Origins not clear but most likely it was women were By Qing period( fetish that men liked small feet Women also liked to be thought of as beautiful( so tried to keep their feet small Men did not force this Women bind feet of daughters when young( crush bones of foot( wrap cloth around foot
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