Chinese. In Chinese, men and women are equal – or – women and men are equal?

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1.Introduction <br /> 2. What is Chinese language? <br /> 2.1 Standard Chinese language <br /> 2.2 Structural properties of Chinese <br /> 2.3 The Chinese writing system <br /> 3. Aspects of gender in Chinese <br /> 3.1 The &#8216;woman&#8217; signific and its connotations <br /> 3.2 Nouns and pronouns <br /> 3.3 Gender specification and gender abstraction <br /> 3.4 Gendered word order in Chinese <br /> 4. Social attitudes reflected in Chinese language <br /> 5. Chinese language reform and contemporary gender politics <br /> 5.1 Social language reform in a socialist China <br /> 5.2 Reproaching sexist language <br /> 5.3 China&#8217;s socialist methods for achieving reform <br /> 5.4 Promoting literacy &#x2013; a double-edged sword for women <br /> 5.5 Language reform and the Script Reform Committee <br /> 6. Conclusion <br /> <i>Notes <br />References</i>


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