Chapter One (Wild Swans) “Three-inch Golden Lilies: – Concubine to a Warlord General

concubine

Concubine

Identify the following:

Manchuria

Yixian

Great Wall

Beijing (Peking)

Buddhism

Manchus and Manchu Empire

Han

only son (betrayal of ancestors)

Confucianism

Mandarin (passing of exams)

non-noble family

status of girls

arranged marriage

falling in love = shameful (22-23)

wife’s role to raise husband

arbitrary justice

Japanese Chinese War (1894)

Boxer Rebellion (1900)

Russo-Japanese War (1904)

Chinese emperor (Pu Yi) overthrown (1911)

Sun Yatsen and Chinese Republic (1911)

vacuum of power

bound feet (“3 inch golden lilies”) (24-25)

concubine

Xue Zhi-heng (25)

calligraphy

warlord

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