《女儿国》:走进中国最后一个母系社会

《女儿国》:走进中国最后一个母系社会

2017-09-29    39'38''

主播: 英语直播间

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介绍:
In 1955, Mao Zedong, the then Chinese President, made his famous proclamation that women hold up half the sky. His statement marked a new era for recognizing contributions women are making to their country and to large extent encouraged gender equality. Yet in reality, men still rule the world evidenced by group photos taken during various international conferences, such as those like the G20 summit where most of the world leaders are predominantly male. But in a remote, mist-shrouded valley of China's Yunnan Province, the Mosuo tribe, one of the world's last surviving matriarchal societies, women take the center stage as the leaders of their community.  Choo Waihong, a former Singaporean corporate lawyer has lived with this community for six years, and got fascinated by their distinct culture. In today's Ink&Quill therefore, our reporter Shiyu talks with Choo on her latest book, "The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountain". The Q&A will touch upon the following topics: 1. What drew her to the Mosuo community; 2. How does this matriarchal society function; 3. Is the Mosuo tribe the direct opposite of our traditional patriarchal narrative? 4. What can we learn from the Mosuo people; 5. And much, much more! If you want to hear their complete conversation, you can download the podcast from iTunes, by searching the key words: Ink&Quill. In this extended version, you will hear Waihong elaborate her experience living with the Mosuo community. If you want to know more about her, you could find her here: http://kingdomofwomen.co.uk/