Description: I (Ethan Crosby), representing the Chinese Department, am submitting a presentation of my research of China's culture, government, and society. My research began in my Advanced Chinese language course. My professor, Doctor He, challenged us with this topic through formally writing and presenting our research completely in Chinese. Below is the english translation of my research. If chosen, I would provide a visually appealing aid in english for the audience, while presenting solely in Chinese. This presentation is submitted with the intention of representing the excellence of the Chinese Department at The University of North Georgia.
Analysis of the One Child Policy
Recently, the Chinese government enacted a new monumental policy, in which parents could have more than one child. From the 1970's until 2013, the "One Child Policy" existed in China. During these 30+ years, one family was only permitted to have one child. During this period of time, China's rapid population growth and excessive existing population created many serious economic, societal, and environmental problems. In order to fix these problems, the government decided to regulate portions of the Chinese family. This law's official name is titled as, "The Family Planning Policy". Concerning the One Child Policy, the 1979 government misestimated the long-term effects of the One Child Policy on society. Statistics show from 1979 to 2014, the implementation of the One Child Policy reduced the estimated population by approximately 2 hundred million people. After 30 years, India finally surpassed China's overall population. This is due to heavily to India lacking any types of restrictions on childbirth. Now China is facing its' own new set of problems. Problems include an imbalance of the ratio of boys and girls, an increase in abortions, as well a traditional Chinese preference for boys over girls. 35 thousand abortions occur each day. China's current societal and population problems are equally important. These recent societal problems affect the manner in which China develops. China's current situation is simply a complicated matter. Some argue that stability is unachievable. Regardless, I support the claim that China's recent decision to allow two children per family was a change in a positive direction.
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Modern & Classical Languages
- Event location
Special Collections 382
- Event date
31 March 2014
- Date submitted
18 July 2022
- Additional information
Yunjuan He (Chinese Language Professor, Modern Languages Department)