Midterm Outline: Son Preference In Modern China (Other (Not Listed) Sample)
Teacher's instruction：MID-TERM PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS: This is simply a two-page outline that begins with a clear statement of the argument or hypothesis you are researching for your final paper. Then, you present an outline that will demonstrate a four-part structure specifying: (1) the gender/sexuality power relationship that is your key topic of interest or analytical “problem;” (2) the agents or institutions shaping, resisting or conditioning this gender/sexuality issue or problem; (3) the mechanisms or factors or processes that enable this power or subject to "produce" gender/sexuality in particular ways, and (4) a brief view of the global relevance, solidarity, comparison or resistance that echoes or responds to this particular problem or subject of gender/sexuality. And in this Midterm outline, please indicate a variety of academic sources (at least 10 books and 10 academic articles) as well as a selection of public/online sources that your research is drawing upon.
My requirement ：
λ Two pages outline
λ Begin with a clear statement of the argument or hypothesis you are researching for your final paper
λ Must include the following four parts:
1. The gender/sexuality power relationship
a) Son preference in modern China （If writer think this is not a good topic, you can do some research and negotiate with me for changing the topic）
b) Introduce the background of this topic, what does the gender looks like before, what caused this, why research on this topic, how important is this topic etc. Writer can add some content here.
2. The agents or institutions shaping, resisting or conditioning this gender/sexuality issue or problem.
a) After the reform and open. “one-child policy”leads to son preference which is a form of gender inequality. Again, worsen the problem of gender inequality. (source about “one child policy --- son preference”)
b) etc... Writer can add sine concepts or content through some research
3. The mechanisms or factors or processes that enable this power or subject to “produce” gender/sexuality in particular ways.
a) Conceptualizing the casual factors in ways that are relevant to the context.
4. A brief view of the global relevance, solidarity, comparison or resistance that echoes or responds to this particular problem or subject of gender/sexuality.
a) Find some related gender inequality issues worldwide, or some relevant issues comparing with China.
b) Compare, about how the people's attitude towards these issues, and how they managing with it, also the solution of these issues, writer can improvise your own on this part
c) Writer can add some content when doing your research
d) It needs to be globalized, related to globalization.
λ At keast10 books and 10 academic articles
*Other public/outline sources, you can use them, but can not be included to those 20 sources requirement.
Total of two pages, the upper four part, every part divided into two paragraphs
*When finishing every part, please cite the related sources
*If writer think this topic is not good enough, please do some research before changing and discuses with me when changing the topic
*Satisfied the teacher's requirement and the prompt requirement.
1. Gender/sexuality power relationship
Gender refers to a wide range of norms and expectations connected to how girls, boys, men and women behave. On the other hand, sex refers to the physiological and biological features that distinguish women from men. China is one of the developed nations in the world that is experiencing a significant gender imbalance. The population of the male is 52 million more than that of women. It is because men are more preferred in China than females.[Entwisle, Barbara, and Gail Henderson. 2000. Re-drawing boundaries: work, households, and gender in China. Berkeley [u.a.]: Univ. of California Press.Evans, Harriet. 2008. The subject of gender: daughters and mothers in urban China. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield.Fincher, Leta Hong. 2016. Leftover women: the resurgence of gender inequality in China.Gustafsson, Björn, Shi Li, and Terry Sicular. 2008. Inequality And Public Policy In China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.]  
Son preference in modern China
One of the major contributors towards this problem is the rigid Chinese culture that gives more choice to males than females. It is evident from the ancestral worship that is strictly carried out by men. Parents also prefer having male children to care for them at old age. It is because women will be married to other families where they will care for their husband's parents instead of their parents. The one-child policy of 1970 prohibited people living in urban centers from having more than one kid; as a result, many individuals giving birth to boys. Parents also prefer having male children for prestige. It is because having a boy child in more prestigious than having a girl child in China&. Additionally, people preferred boys more than girls because they had a chance of securing better jobs after completing their studies. The situation is contrary to the females who prefer starting a family at an early stage instead of completing their studies. Gender bias and discrimination against women is high in China thus influencing people to favor boys over girls. It is essential to research on the topic to understand the history of China and its population trends.[Hong Fincher, Leta. 2016. Leftover women: the resurgence of gender inequality in China. https://nls.ldls.org.uk/welcome.html?ark:/81055/vdc_100044861095.0x000001.Khan, Azizur Rahman, and Carl Riskin. 2001. Inequality And Poverty In China In The Age Of Globalization. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.Li, Yuwen, and J. E. Goldschmidt. 2009. Taking employment discrimination seriously: Chinese and European perspectives. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.Mendes, Errol, and Sakunthala Srighanthan. 2009. Confronting discrimination and inequality in China: Chinese and Canadian perspectives. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. http://www.deslibris.ca/ID/430570.Wang, Qi, Min Dongchao, and Bo Ærenlund Sørensen. 2016. Revisiting gender inequality: perspectives from the People's Republic of China. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4716410]    
2. Agents/Institutions fighting the problem
Some of the institutions resisting gender problems comprised of the government, civil right activists, feminist groups and the human rights activists. The state confronts this challenge by sensitizing the public on the dangers of gender biases in the community. The state carries out campaigns aimed at advocating for equality for all people regardless of their sex. Another group that fights this problem is the human and civil rights activists. They help in championing for the rights of all human beings. Lastly, the feminist groups fight for the rights of women to ensure that no one violates such rights. ...
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