In English and Chinese
College of Foreign Languages
Qufu Normal University
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
By Xin Luxiang
Under the Supervision of Zhu He
I am deeply indebted to Zhu He, my supervisor, who has given me constant and valuable advice, read it through meticulously and offered incisive comments on it. Without her help, the thesis could never have reached its present form. My sincere gratitude also goes to all my teachers who have given me excellent lectures and great help, which are indispensable to the completion of this thesis. I also give my hearty thanks to all my classmates who have offered generous help and useful suggestions in the process of writing this thesis. Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to all the writers whose works have been referred to in this thesis.
The research on sexism in English can be traced back to a long time ago. In the 1920s, many linguists and socialists have put forward this view that there were so many words in English that can only be used for male or female. The research on sexism in Chinese just followed woman 's rights movement in 1919. Words that show the discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women are very common not only in past period but also in our time. This paper discusses sexism in the two languages and cultures from a comparative perspective. Studying this issue would help English learners understand both languages and cultures from this aspect and help
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