What are the “lower-class” occupations in ancient times?

In ancient folk, there was a job commonly known as low-level work. What did it include? And now many people have won the bid!

1. Actor

During the Spring and Autumn Period, you became a professional name, which was divided into Haiyou and Chanyou. Haiyou was responsible for teasing and mocking for people’s enjoyment, while Chanyou was responsible for singing and dancing and playing music for people to appreciate. And Ling was the music official during the Yellow Emperor’s period, responsible for the rhythm. After the Han Dynasty and before the Song Dynasty, actors were collectively referred to as all artists at that time, including singing and dancing, music, acrobatics, etc.

2. Maid

In feudal society, maidservants could be bought and sold freely, and after being bought by the master, they were responsible for various housework and became the private property of the master. Not only did they have no freedom, but even the marriage was decided by the master. After the evolution of the times, now nannies mainly take care of housework for their employers. Not only their social status has improved, but they often have high salaries.

3. Whore

Advocacy is female music, which is actually equivalent to an official song and dance troupe, a tool used by rulers to show off their power. Later, prostitutes also changed from making a living from skills to carnal living. Although modern China has always banned prostitution, many women are still engaged in this industry because of their high income.

4. beggar

The use of beggars to refer to people who beg for food began in the Song Dynasty. At that time, there was also a loose organization of beggar gangs. In the Qing Dynasty, beggars began to become professional and registered. Except for a very small number of beggars who really have no means of begging for a living, many beggars are also professional beggars, organized, making up some miserable stories to get money.

5. Shaver

The Confucian body, skin, and skin were influenced by the parents, so that Han men and women did not shave their hair. It was not until the Qing Dynasty that shaving was easy to wear, that shaving masters were useful. Now it is euphemistically called a hairdresser, and most women spend hundreds of thousands of yuan to perm their hair, which is a good job for self-sufficiency.

6. Pawn shop

Pawning, the oldest profession in China, has a history of two or three thousand years. In the Southern and Northern Dynasties, Buddhism was prevalent, and monastery-run warehouses appeared, while the Tang Dynasty suppressed Buddhism, and socialized pawnshops began to appear. Since then, pawnshops have become the most important financial industry in Chinese history. Now it is similar to some of our loan companies or banks and other institutions.

7. Stovetop Chef

As the saying goes, food is paramount to the people, and the profession of chef has a long history. The first chef to open a private restaurant in Chinese history was Yi Ya, the favorite minister of Duke Huan of Qi in the Spring and Autumn Period. Appreciated by Duke Huan of Qi, he was the most famous chef at that time. Therefore, he is also called the patriarch by the chefs. Now the catering industry is very developed, personal chefs also have a place to play, and the wages are very high.

8. Bathhouse

Since the Qin Dynasty, powerful families had their own private bathrooms, but public baths did not appear until the Song Dynasty, when the economy was highly developed. Until now, public baths are still inseparable from the common people. With the development of society, bathing is mostly done at home, and the public bath has a new name, hot spring hotel.

9. Carpenter

The recognized patriarch of the carpenter industry is Lu Ban, a native of Lu in the Spring and Autumn Period, and a famous architect in ancient China. He can build “palaces and pavilions” as well as siege equipment. For example, ladders, hooks, etc., and wooden tools such as curved rulers and ink fountains were also invented, which had a great influence on the Chinese carpentry industry.

In fact, no matter what it was like in ancient times, but now there is no distinction between high and low occupations, thirty-six lines, and the best in every line of work. What do you think of these occupations?