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HIST 4048 Women and Gender in Modern China (Spring: 3 or 3 )


Course Description

How have Chinese defined what it means to be a proper "man" or a "woman"? How have these gender norms and ideologies shaped the life experiences and self-perceptions of individual men and women in modern China? How have they shaped Chinese social, political, economic, and cultural institutions? We will explore these questions by focusing primarily on Chinese women’s lives—and the changes in shared social ideas about what women should do and be—from the mid-19th century to the present. The central question animating the course is this: when we foreground gender as a category of analysis, how does history look different?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Yajun Mo

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 11-Oct-16