Confucianism and Women


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A patriarchal system is one in which _____.

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1. Select the Confucian text that focuses on the behavior of women.

2. Which of these is NOT true about a woman in ancient Confucianism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many scholars have noticed and taken issue with the subordinate position in which ancient Confucianism placed women, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the nature and details of such inequality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and details of:

  • Patriarchal systems
  • Confucius texts
  • Women in ancient Confucianism
  • The Cult of Chastity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define ''patriarchal system'' and the ''Cult of Chastity''
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the role of women in Confucianism through a critical perspective
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast ideas regarding the position of women in Confucianism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Confucianism and Women. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ''patriarchal system''
  • Understand the role of women in Confucian marriage and women's general subordination to men in Confucian culture
  • Understand what a Confucius text says about women in Confucianism
  • Define the ''Cult of Chastity'' and understand its place in Confucian culture