Women and Confucianism

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New Review

Young historians consider the far-reaching effects of traditional teachings on the debates about the current attitudes toward women in society. The discussion begins with a list of New-Confucian sayings and expands to a global perspective.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Present the lesson during Women's History month in March
  • Use in the contest of a world religions unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure students can have a respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Part of a larger unit "The Eyes of the Empress: Tang Dynasty China" available for purchase
Pros

  • Class members are encourage to consider the far-reaching effects of the teachings on how women feel about themselves
Cons

  • None