Bare-sticks and rebellion: The drivers and implications of China's reemerging sex imbalance

@article{Crow2010BaresticksAR,
  title={Bare-sticks and rebellion: The drivers and implications of China's reemerging sex imbalance},
  author={Brittany Crow},
  journal={Technology in Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={72-80}
}
Abstract At several points throughout the history of Chinese civilization there has been a sizable sex ratio imbalance in which males vastly outnumber females. This surplus of males has been constituted primarily by poor, unmarried men known as “bare-sticks” (guanggun). Driven by a socio-cultural preference for sons and facilitated by sex-specific infanticide and infant neglect, the growth of the bare-sticks population in imperial China had serious implications for rural rebellion. The bare… Expand
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