Basically, a woman who was tricked by a man deserved to die, while a woman who tricked a man was a whore. If a woman tried to trick a man but failed and then was tricked by him, that was whoredom twice over. Kill her and you would only dirty the knife.
—Short story “Love in a Fallen City” by Eileen Chang.
It sounds brutal, but she is a wonderful writer and so honest about love and tumult and the binds of Chinese society.
Also love her anti-romance short story “Sealed Off”