(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “half the sky,” Meifang Zhang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, told a crowd of students, faculty, and administrators at Georgian Court University on April 15.
Zhang was invited to Georgian Court as part of the university’s Global Education Program. In her introduction of Zhang, President Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., noted the importance of her visit in sharing the understanding of cultures. “Our world will never have peace until we understand each other,” President Jeffries said.
Speaking before a standing-room-only crowd in the Casino Ballroom, Zhang spoke of the changing role of women through three stages of China’s history. In the first stage, “The Little Flower” (Imperial China), daughters were considered small flowers of the family, but also a burden. They were not given a formal name or status in the family, according to Zhang.
(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “h...