赐子千金不如教子一艺cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Gaining a skill has great value for the future 点石成金diǎn shí chéng jīn To work something of no worth into something of value 千金买笑qiān jīn mǎi xiào A target that is very hard to attain. Spending lavishly to attract a young woman 人无完人,金无足赤rén wú wán rén, jīn wú zú chì Have to settle for something less than perfection 一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn Money spent can be earned again, but time lost is lost for good
After the trauma of the Qin dynasty it was the succeeding Han dynasty that established China as a stable nation. Many Imperial institutions inaugurated at this time lasted for the next two thousand years. Together with the Tang and Ming it is considered one of the great periods of Chinese history.
Women in China
Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding. Read More
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