Start Date

20-4-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2017 10:15 AM

Subjects

Confucius. Lun yu -- Criticism and interpretation, Confucius. Lun yu -- Effects on subordination of women, Patriarchy -- Religious aspects -- Confucianism

Description

Analects, compiled by Confucius’ disciples, helps historians understand the origin of Chinese philosophy and women’s role in society. Analects created a separation of gender that assigned women the domestic role and granted men the authority to handle public affairs. Furthermore, Analects influenced the work of other philosophers who published similarly patriarchal works. Additionally, the subordination of women in Analects, resulted in the practice of female-infanticide, concubinage, and ghost marriages. Analects and the application of Confucianism offers historians an opportunity to study how women in East Asia were treated in the past and helps explain why women continue to be oppressed.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19798

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Confucianism: How Analects Promoted Patriarchy and Influenced the Subordination of Women in East Asia

Analects, compiled by Confucius’ disciples, helps historians understand the origin of Chinese philosophy and women’s role in society. Analects created a separation of gender that assigned women the domestic role and granted men the authority to handle public affairs. Furthermore, Analects influenced the work of other philosophers who published similarly patriarchal works. Additionally, the subordination of women in Analects, resulted in the practice of female-infanticide, concubinage, and ghost marriages. Analects and the application of Confucianism offers historians an opportunity to study how women in East Asia were treated in the past and helps explain why women continue to be oppressed.