Breaking Chinese Female Norms


  • Jingyi Zeng Miami University


Chinese people are taught to study well and work hard since China has limited resources and a large population. As a Chinese woman in China, I am expected to be docile and subservient. The duties of the home predominantly fall to women who are supposed to do house chores and have a major role in childcare. Chinese tradition dictates that these subordinating roles are not questioned or challenged in any way. 

If I could speak to my past self, I would not tell her to diverge from the winding path that led me to where I am today. If I could speak to my f