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Han Dynasty (peacetime)
Although not regarded as highly as males, females did have freedoms during the Han Dynasty and were able to demonstrate power through running the household and their family units. However, it was common for married couples to reside with the males family. That being said, women had very different expectations from males as illustrated in "Lessons for Women."
Song Dynasty (wartime)
Women had more freedom during this period that the previously addressed Han Dynasty. The strict regulations and expectations laid out in the book "Lessons for Women" were no longer as applicable as they had been in the past. Women were no longer respected if they chose to remarry and the rise of yin and yang laid validity on the foundation that there were stark differences between males and females.
Republican Period (wartime)
During this period, there were still stark differences between males and females. That being said, across the world a revolution was occurring that spurred equal rights for the genders. Thus, females were encouraged to leave the home to get an education, leadership/community positions, jobs, and could work at locally owned businesses.