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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.
This course offers a broad understanding of the crucial roles East Asian women played in culture, the economy, and society from antiquity to the early twentieth century. By rethinking the pervasive stereotype of the passive and victimized East Asian women under by staunch Confucian patriarchy, it aims to examine women's struggles, negotiations, and challenges of the normative discourse of femininity, with a focus on patrilineal family, the female body and reproduction, domesticity and women's economic labor, women's work, literacy and knowledge, and the modernization of women. We will examine how Confucian notions of gender and family were, far from being fixed, constantly redefined by the historical and temporal needs of East Asian contexts. This examination is undertaken through a combination of reading original texts and secondary scholarship in various disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, history, literature, and material culture.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS)
Comments No knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean necessary.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Opt NoAud(Letter or S/U grades (no audit))
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Rockefeller Hall 110
- Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
No knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean necessary.
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