For this unit, after you read the chapter and the assigned documents, you will write your first longer essay (1000-1250 words). As you do your reading, pay careful attention to the introductory section section on Gender in East Asia. Using evidence from both the chapter and the documents, write an essay which answers the following question from the section entitled Gender in East Asia: As you explore the documents, think about the limits on the subordination of women in Japanese and Chinese society. Why was it impossible for the reality of gender relations to ever be in complete accord with theory? Be sure to give citations telling your reader each document you are using for evidence.
Online World history book A History of World Societies, 12th edition Vol 2—chapter 12, document 21-3,21-4,21-5.