The course introduces women and their lives in China, Korea, and Japan in premodern times. Topics such as ideology, family life, work, religion, the body, and gender performance are the larger divisions of the course. The varying perspectives are drawn from primary source materials and modern scholars' interpretations. The readings will illustrate the range of conceptualizations and ideologies dealing with the category of "women" without trying to be completely comprehensive. The goal is to be able to develop skills in reading primary sources (in translation) together with analyzing recent trends in scholarship that can be applied across area lines and disciplinary boundaries. By thinking about differences between interdisciplinary approaches to cross-cultural gender studies, and asking which problems related to sexuality, gender, and culture can benefit from cross-cultural comparison and interrogation, we will see that women's studies is challenged and extended by non-Western and non-modern contexts.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EAST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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