The Eyes of the Empress Story - an original story based on true accounts of a female poet and her maid, and on the deeds of the Empress Wu Zetian. Enriched with follow-up questions, activity suggestions, vocabulary.
Confucius Says - sayings and cartoons illustrating beliefs about women's place in society.
The Effects Wheel - awareness activity demonstrating the far- reaching implications of Confucian beliefs about women.
The Hen Who Crowed At Dawn - creating a biography poem about Empress Wu Zetian.
Enter the Dragon Women - creating a TV program featuring famous Tang dynasty personalities.
The Sawblade Shop Strike - Multiple perspectives activity drawn from a dialog between a factory manager and young female workers.
A Boy is Good - villagers discuss China's current one child policy.
Background Essay: Women in the Tang Dynasty
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