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Though we may see it as wrong concubines have been a part of the Chinese culture for centuries Many people do not understand what the life of a concubine was like but one can rest assure that it was not very pleasant but considered quite normal when it first started The history of concubines in China can be dated back to 221 BC in which the Chin Dynasty shifted the Taoist culture to a Confucianist culture and -in spite of how some may feel- has long since been accepted by the people On the contrary laws in China have changed greatly affecting concubinage in China The history of concubines in China has long been a growing issue A concubine was a woman that had been shifted from her own family to another family Chinese women were dishonored as men were acclaimed All that a woman could aspire to was wifeliness motherliness and devotion and veneration to parents and family In Chinese culture it was the height of embarrassment to remain single if it took being a concubine to be somewhat respected it was taken Concubines were accepted less significant wives in a household When entering the home of her master a concubine became the servant of his mother as well as subject to authority of his superior concubines and wife Though the idea of concubinage sounds odd most concubines did not see their position as out of the ordinaryWhen Confucianism was accepted in China it brought about much change Confucius revealed an attitude towards women which was inferior He wrote about women and classified them as slaves or hsaio ren When the Chin Dynasty accepted Confucianism they accepted the ideas of women being inferior An entire set of Confucianist rules were set for concubines at this time Confucianism could not be considered a religion because it does not instill the worship of any god it did emphasize love for humanity and high value given to
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