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During the Qing China (1644–1911), the status of concubines improved.
It became permissible to promote a concubine to wife, if the wife had died and the concubine was the mother of the only surviving sons.
The woman in such a relationship is referred to as a concubine.
The prevalence of concubinage and the status of rights and expectations of a concubine have varied among cultures, as have the rights of children of a concubine.
Although a concubine could produce heirs, her children would be inferior in social status to wife's children but were still better than illegitimate children.
And the child of a concubine had to show filial duty to two women, their biological mother and legal mother–the wife of their father.
Tablets for concubine-mothers seem to have been more commonly placed in family ancestral altars and genealogies of some lineages listed concubine-mothers.
The higher ranking and the more noble an identity a man possessed, the more concubines he was permitted to have.
A concubine's treatment and situation were highly variable and were influenced by the social status of the male to whom she was engaged, as well as the attitude of the wife.
Concubinage is an interpersonal and sexual relationship in which the couple are not or cannot be married.
The inability to marry may be due to multiple factors such as differences in social rank status, an existing marriage, religious prohibitions, professional ones (for example Roman soldiers) or a lack of recognition by appropriate authorities.