April 30, 2004
A Dangerous Surplus of Sons?Two political scientists warn that Asia's lopsided sex ratios threaten world peace
Chart: Showing how the number of boys vastly outnumber girls in countries where sex-selective abortions have become more commonBy DAVID GLENN
A body of Chinese poetry, The Book of Songs, believed to date from 1000-700 B.C., offers this advice to new parents:
When a son is born
Let him sleep on the bed,
Clothe him with fine clothes.
And give him jade to play with.