February 21, 1906, ministry of education received Empress Dowager Cixi's allocution to promote women's education. Since the late Qing, it gradually became a common opinion that women should receive education. However, in practice the popularization still endured a long process. Regarding the practices of women's education in the early Republican period, you may refer to our interviews with a lady who acted as president of a women's primary school: Spring Silkworm Spins till Its Death: The Reminiscences of Ms. Shao Meng-lan.
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