Paired Texts > On Reverencing the Husband
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
This informational text introduces the practice of foot binding in China, its history, and the resistance to it.Pair “On Reverencing the Husband” with “The Golden Lotus: A History of Foot Binding” and discuss with students the role of women (and men) in society historically in China.
This first-century text written by China's first female historian shares some of the principles that women should follow to serve their husbands.Pair these two texts by the same author and have students expand upon Zhao Ban’s philosophy about the role of women. Where do students think Zhao Ban herself fits in according to her own view?