Gender Equality

Life Course and Opening Higher Education to Girls——Taking Deng Chunlan's Letter as Narrative Center

Wang XiaoHui
Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, P. R. China
Journal of China Women’s University 2016-5

Abstract:One of the first important conditions for female liberation is equal education. Therefore, under the macro narrative of equality focusing on whether both men and women can get higher education at the same university and even in the same class is a necessary topic. Opening higher education to all women was one of symbols of Deng Chunlan’s letter to Cai Yuanpeias part of the women’s equality movement. According to historical and sociological inspection of Deng’sletter, this paper found that female liberation was a product of interaction among many subjects. Accordingly, individual and social change can be said to be synchronous.
Keywords:life course, opening higher education to girls, Deng Chunlan's letter, women's liberation, women's higher education

Paper type:Published