WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Women in Modern China
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar will introduce you to recent scholarship on women in China from the 19th century to the present. Having survived the Opium War and Sino-Japanese War in the 19th century, China entered the twentieth century with agitation to topple the imperial dynasty, experienced a communist revolution, and ended the century joining global capitalism. How did women live through wars, revolutions, and dramatic social, economic, political and cultural transformations? We will explore changes in diverse groups of women’s lives in China’s pursuit of modernity as well as analyze methods and frameworks used by authors in approaching their various subject matters. The course aims to enhance students’ understanding of complicated historical processes in which women and representation of women have played a central role in transformations of gender construction, family, work, cultural production, social organization, and state formation. The course will end with an examination of Chinese feminist activism today. All readings are in English, which will be supplemented with a variety of visual materials shown in class.

WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with History 196-003
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I have assigned three books and some essays for the class. Essays will be posted on CTools. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions relating to the class.
ISBN: 9780520250901
The talented women of the Zhang family, Author: Susan Mann, Publisher: Univ. of California Press 2007
ISBN: 0804756880
Gender, politics, and democracy : women's suffrage in China, Author: Edwards, Louise P., Publisher: Stanford University Press 2008
ISBN: 0813529697
Some of us : Chinese women growing up in the Mao era, Author: ed. by Xueping Zhong ..., Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press 2001
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