Literary Work : Li Ruzhen Rings The Bell On The Treatment Of Women

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Throughout the timeline of this world, literary work has and will always be popular; though the form of which these works are being done might change, nonetheless relevant in every time period. In the Chinese culture, most writings touch base on what is happening in the imagination whelms of most and issues that are present at the time of such works. In Flowers in the Mirror, Li Ruzhen rings the bell on the treatment of women in China. I will analyze the rights of women according to Ruzhen, the use of satire to sway the message, and the goals he had set up for the purpose of the Flower.
Chinese novelist and nonfiction writer, Li Ruzhen, also known as Li Ju-chen was born in Hebei Province near Beijing in 1763, and dies around 1830. In doing research on the writer, there is not much known about his personal life, nor were there any correlation to his relationship with those around him. According to the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, “Ju-chen lived under the Qing Dynasty, which started in 1644 and ended in 1912”. In those times, women in China only tended to the children and did the work that they are “suppose” to do, while men went out and attended to business affairs. Flowers in the Mirror is just one chapter of 103 chapters in which Ruzhen attacked the rights that women hold in China in 1828.
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