I need some assistance with these assignment. the cultural and class differences in china Thank you in advance for the help!  .The two important changes started in 1905, with the termination of the traditional civil service examination. It ended the long culture of educating males for employment in the government. The notion of educating women was taken up by the scholars and welcomed Western girls’ schools. The second event was in 1912, with the abdication of the Qing Emperor, ending a 267 years Manchu rule and 2,000 years of imperial rule, and forming the Republic of China. The reality of the presence of Western powers in China fostered cultural tension and strong rebellion. Factions like the May Fourth Movement and the Culture Movements perceived there were advantages in the removal of traditional cultures and emphasized on the debate of equality between the genders.
Both stories show the challenges faced by both women and men as cultural traditions gave way to more western beliefs of love and romance. As the characters adjusted due to the influence of western cultures, they found themselves trapped and judged by customs and standards that most people held in the Chinese society. They also feature a common theme of troubled relationships. The troubles of the relationships in these works reflect the changes happening in China during that era. Sophia is in a dilemma with her relationship with Lin Jishi. she wonders whether she should give in to her feelings. Likewise, Chuanqing has trouble in his relationship with his parents as they keep ridiculing him, with his father even physically abusing him.