Summary Of "The Death Of Woman Wang" And "The Classic Slum"

The book, The Death of Woman Wang is set in a corner of
northeast China during the seventeenth century, in a country called T'an-
ch'eng. This book focuses on average people of China community. The
farmers, their wives, and other non educated people. The book was first
published in America in 1978 by Jonathan D. Spence, who also wrote Emperor
of China. This book was compiled from three sources. The first is the
Local History of T'a-nch'eng, compiled in 1973, it told of the country's
history, location and topography. The second is personal memoir's of a
scholar named Huang Lia-hung. It told of his life as an official in the
mid 1600's. The third was the work of a short story writer ...

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in this book, a few of these examples are. On page nineteen were a
man refers to the way that married and unmarried girls should not stroll by
the river or ride up the hill in a carriage, but how they should stay home
and raise the children. It also refers to how men often rented out their
wives for money. On page sixty three it tells of how a man let his wife
take over the family business for six months, and when the tax collector
came to gather the tax he told here that a smart woman was no match for a
stupid man. On page eighty two it tells a story of how a man was gambling
and when he ran out of money he put his wife up for the bet and lost. When
a year had passed and he had still not paid his debt so the people took his
On page ninety nine and one hundred it tells almost like a
manual of what women are bonded to do, to be loyal and women like. It
starts out by saying that a few of the characteristics that women should
have, like chastity, courage, tenacity, and ...

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make enough to pay the taxes there wasn't food and sometimes had
to move in order to escape the taxes that they could not pay. On page
thirty six it tells of how the tax's were set up, the heaviest was when
they harvested and it declined to winter when they didn't have to pay taxes.
These taxes were a quota that every Chinese city had to pay to Peking.
The book The Classic Slum was Written by Robert Roberts and
was first published in 1971. Roberts was born in a Salford slum in 1905.
His parents owned a corner shop and after school he was an engineer
apprentice for seven years, he focused to writing which won him many
scholarships and awards, he has two other books called Imprisoned ...

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