Like 70 years ago, China struggled with prostitutionPictolic
On "Yandex.Zen" "Dreams of China", where they write subjectively about China, talked about how came across an amazing document, whose story I would like to tell.
Prostitution in China for many millennia was an integral part of the culture here and concubines poems, paintings and legends, and music. At least, it was not until 21 November 1949, when it adopted a landmark resolution — the authorities stated the need to immediately close all public houses. On 237 urban public houses were a real organized RAID by more than 2,400 local cadres administration and the police. During the night he was arrested and sent to court 450 brothel owners, and 1286 girls of easy virtue went to jail.
We need to understand the importance of the issue, if the new Chinese government has just formed in the country is trying to fight not on the field of Economics and politics, and prostitution.
From this point on in the largest Chinese cities, the authorities closed brothels and open correctional institutions for re-education to help girls to learn a profession.
For example, in Russia, with all spiritual scrapie prostitution has always been well developed, and venereal disease was a primary concern of all military physicians. Realizing the helplessness in front of such a powerful institution, Nicholas I by his decree legalized prostitution and found her medical and police supervision. Workers the scope for providing entertainment services instead of passports began to issue the so-called yellow ticket.
But the analogue of the yellow ticket in China. This application for the work permit belonging to 20-year-old girl named Liu Yilin / 刘玉苓 providing services in the brothel "Yichun" / 怡春堂 (variants of translation a lot) in Beijing. A statement reviewed and approved by the municipality of Beijing in 1921.
In the Republic of China was absolutely clear rules for the registration of workers in the sex industry. After the market began to appear foreign rivals, similar regulations were applied to them. Sponsorship for the activities of each specific employee on the part of the owner of the brothel, the statement for statement on the account in city administration — all this was necessary.
In the mass, was not here, no romance and highly spiritual relationship — 99 per cent of girls were in the brothels because of poverty. Many sold by their parents-farmers, and someone who simply could not find a job. The treatment of women in China has always been mediocre — so about any "women's rights" and speech could not be.
Life in China at the turn of the century, becoming more "mundane" places where wealthy clients previously played singer and actress, more transformirovalsya in the brothels solely for the provision of sexual services. And if before the trip to the brothel was more of a release for men in the light — a place where you can relax and discuss business issues/government, now there is a growing demand for sex services. Cities become bigger, men workers and soldiers every day more and more the market responds to demand and is active in supplying girls to brothels.
In 1950-55 years in Shanghai was arrested 5333 prostitutes. Most of those arrested, like their Beijing colleagues sent to labor camps for reeducation through labor, some pimps revealing shot.
Local governments across the country report on the elimination of prostitution as a phenomenon. But even in the most totalitarian and closed systems, it continues to live — including to China. And now the sex market preoriented in the mass, for members of the CCP — in this historical period, only these people have money and power, they can only pay for the labor of women both money and privileges, vouchers, benefits.
In the early 1980s, state control over society is significantly weakened, and prostitution once again became a notable phenomenon not only in urban but also in rural areas.
No flair in the prostitutes China, of course, gone. If in the past there were entire castes of courtesans, which has much in common with the Japanese geisha, in Communist China it was common for women in connection with poverty and the absence of any suitable work.
Prostitution in mainland China was punishable by law. Involvement in prostitution and the shelter of prostitutes prosecuted under the criminal code of the PRC. Direct buying and selling sexual services, were convicted under the administrative code.