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Marriage responsibilities- Hindu- set at birth many restraints idea of pativratya or good wifeobeys husband as an inferior eat after walk after sleep after sit behind Death of wife before husband leaving many sons is happiest death for women China- no place for single women arranged at first menstruation by matchmaker husbands 10-30 years older dowry and bride given to husband and family no more with old family new boss is mother-in-law more status w more sons wives can be sold wprice of grain divorce ok by husband family no divorce if parents of wife are dead or husband is rich now but was poor before in death widow has no future doesnt have to bear children remarriage only to lower class Death Ideas- Hindu- if death of husband occurs 1st female has no right to remarry responsibility of children shaved head clothes white no jewelry no amusements- if she mourns death and does all listed she has been forgiven all bad karma and her husband have 35 years of blisssati China- value scalepositive virtues where female has 3 submissions to father son and husband good behavior where wifely respect for in-laws negative behavior where female licentiousness and evil behavior where wives have jealousy divorce and going against family wishes Buried with family Life as wealthy female merchant- Hindu- called vaishya patriarchal society dominated by men trade has low volume with high prices difficult for female strong caste system no fluctuation between caste levels China- trade against public interest land is measured w wealth strong regulation of trade be government scholar-gentryexam passer given land and opportunity to take next exam Gender Issues- Hindu-male birth celebrated while female birth is looked down upon female is inferior gets in way of male 4 stages of life-student householder retirement forest dweller sannyasin waiting for death idea of Karma idea of yoga-8 stages 4 paths to Hindu goal-knowledge love work psychological excersises China- femalyin body dark weak passive inferior
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