The Kitchen God's Wife Discussion Questions

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Winnie Louie's life in China was difficult and tumultuous. Research China in the 1940s with special attention to political events. Pretend you are a simple villager and write a two-week diary in which you make the decision either to stay in China or to leave before the Communists claim power.

Study Chinese visual arts and prepare an overview of how they did and did not change over the course of the twentieth century. Given the historical context, try to account for the changes as well as the adherence to tradition.

Review Chinese religious belief systems and consider how they would respond to one of the following modern-day issues: genetic manipulation, space exploration, or racial tensions. Write an essay in which you present three different possible responses to one of these issues, based on what you have learned about Chinese religions.

The role of women in China...

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