Ah Q Analysis

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Reading Response #2 Based on the selection of Women in the Chinese Enlightenment and The True Story of Ah Q

After the Revolution of 1911, series of events, including the warlord skirmishes, Yuan Shikai’s and Japan’s Twenty-one Demands, China landed itself into deep trouble and was able to obtain little social development. Beginning in the year 1915, some intellectuals started to claim that only under the circumstance of which all the Chinese people are enlightened can China achieve the prosperity of entire nation. a key aspect of their prescription for a modern China involved the role of women in a modern society—interpreted through the lens of Western feminism. With the rise of women’s movement, two different thoughts start to conflict with
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The women’s movement was surely not the fatal point at this history state. In Lu Xun’s famous novella The True Story of Ah Q, a rural peasant named Ah Q, who lives in poverty and is humiliated by local people, use his “spiritual victories” to face extreme defeat and hard life. This character represents a large amount of people in China who can not face up to their oppressed fates and are not dare to step out against the brutality. In this social context, even though a few women can achieve their rights and maintain high social status, when compare to the huge amount of people who are still struggling for food and clothing, it seems too pointless and too early to put women’s movement on the …show more content…
The story of Wang reveals that CCP did have the ability to mobilize the masses and carry out mass revolution. However, the tragedies of Liu-Wang in the Anti-rightist movement and Wang in the Great Cultural Revolution indicates CCP’s deeds about the women’s liberation and the improvement of women’s rights do not match its words.
At first, it incorporated the women’s movement into more extensive mass movement
However, after the found of People’s Republic of China, it stifles the development of feminism and close the space for women’s activism. Under the rule of the Communist Party, all the feminist organizations act as no practical effect and are incorporated by All-China Women’s Federation which works as an organ of the party and directs women’s movement to the sole interests of the party-state. Therefore, we can say the CCP does support the view that the women’s emancipation movement should be carried out from the bottom level, however, it at the same hindered the development of the women 's

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