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HIST 4038 Women and Gender in Modern East Asia (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines gender systems and the lives of women in East Asia-China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea and South Korea-from the 18th century to the present. Course readings and lectures place women's lives within the historical context of gender codes across East Asia and the women's liberation movements, revolutions and wars of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Select lectures and readings also address gender issues pertaining to East Asian men. Students will explore the gendered dimensions of topics covered in thematic units, including Confucianism, marriage, childbirth, medicine, slavery, sexuality, work, war, and revolution.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Nicole Barnes

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfils Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 22-Feb-14