Reducing Inequalities in East Asia: Challenge and Solution of Women in Modern China


In this essay, the effects of patriarchy on gender inequities are examined, along with methods for alleviating them in contemporary East Asian society. This study examines how gender equality has evolved in contemporary China, the social and political movements that have influenced it, as well as the developments in female education and economic reform that have helped to lessen gender disparities there. It does so by using a historical qualitative research methodology. The case study seeks to lessen inequality in China by examining the problems and solutions faced by Chinese women from the time the Communist Party came to power in 1949 to the present. According to the study, patriarchy, a set of interpersonal norms, values, and beliefs that established a society dominated by men and was ingrained in political and socioeconomic structures, once prevailed in East Asian civilization. Man and woman experience gender inequality because of it. Yet, compared to other East Asian nations, particularly South Korea, China currently has superior conditions for women's rights. According to the report, one of the key elements in lowering patriarchy is the social revolution of the Chinese Communist Party. Importantly, the Party promoted gender equality during Mao Zedong's rule by abolishing traditional patriarchal social norms and expanding the role of women in the nation's development. The Chinese government's reform policies, which support economic and social reforms, particularly those that support education, are the
second major element in lowering gender inequality in China.

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Siriporn Dabphet, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Education

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Dabphet S. (2023) Reducing Inequalities in East Asia: Challenge and Solution of Women in Modern China ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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