Over the past fifty years, the concept of success for many Chinese women has changed dramatically. Earlier in this century, a woman was successful if she was a respectful daughter-in-law, a dutiful wife, and a responsible mother. That is, a successful woman was one who did what her mother-in-law wished, kept a clean house, and took very good care of her children. However, success today for a Chinese woman has a different meaning. Now success means working outside the home and achieving a status in society equal to that of men.