WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Winter 2019, Section 002 - Women in Modern China
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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This seminar will introduce you to diverse 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 and revolutions, and ended the century joining global capitalism. How did women live through wars, revolutions, and dramatic social, economic, political and cultural transformations? We will highlight women as historical actors in historical processes, analyze methods and frameworks used by scholars in approaching their various subject matters, and enable students to acquire historical perspectives and analytical tools for understanding social and cultural transformations. The course is organized chronologically with an emphasis on a range of conceptual categories that facilitate our examination of gender issues in China. The transformation of gender construction, family, marriage, sexual norms, work, political participation, and cultural representation will be studied in relation to China’s pursuit of modernity in the global context. 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. The course is organized as a seminar that emphasizes reading, writing, and lively class discussion.


WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
3Enrollment Management
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19
002 (SEM)
 In Person
7Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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