Women: Women used to be occupied with a much lower position than men. This is because women couldn't inherit land and property and depended on there family/father or husband throughout their lively-hood. Their main rule was to take care of the children and to cook for their family.
An agricultural society: 94 percent of the population lived on the land or in small villages or towns. Most people were peasants who farmed the land. Tea was an important crop in china. Peasants grew tea on their farms to sell at the market.