Domestic Violence In China

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Historically, domestic violence in China has long not been taken seriously by many people and law enforcement officers as harmony and family tie are traditional value dominated in Chinese society, for many years, violence which takes place at home is taken as “private” issue (Tong,2000)(YE,2011). However, the situation of domestic violence faced by rural women in China is even more serious than urban areas, and it also reflects the characteristics of complexity and covertness. Domestic violence refers to the act of violence between family members, a person who use any form of violence and abusive behavior against its direct relative for having the sense of controlling and dominating. In the broad definition of domestic violence, it includes…show more content…
According to the definition of domestic violence in China, it stipulates the definition as “infliction of physical, psychological or other harms among family members through means such as beating, restraints, maiming, restriction to physical liberty, as well as verbal abuse or intimidation” (Article 2)(Su,2017).For my research, I mainly focus on the narrow definition of domestic violence and do the review of research of how to reduce the problem of domestic violence which is an obstacle to elevating the women’s social status and promoting equality between men and women. Moreover, the article will mainly review and analyze the current situation of rural women suffering from domestic violence with theoretical framework and empirical…show more content…
Therefore, for the women in rural area, it is very important for them to take control of the land resources in order to protect and ensure their domestic status. A few decades ago, China carried out land reform in the rural areas; land was allocated according to the size of the family and gave them the rights to use of the rural contracted land. The women from rural area initially benefited from this policy, because they are able to be allocated the land as other male members in the family and it can ensure their domestic status. But the system of rural contracted land has been adjusted later, the policies which aimed at the change of population due to wedding or funerals was introduced, such as during the period of land contract, the contractees can not adjust the contracted land, therefore, the principle of contracted land will not be increased or decreased regardless of the change in the size of the family was formed. Under this situation, women who were in the situation of marriage can not obtain new rural contracted land in their husband’s family, while they lose their actual income right of their own contracted land in their parents ' home for the traditional practice of “patrilocal residence” upon marriage, it is very difficult for them to go back to their parents’ home to do farm work in their own land and gain income, their land will be
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