ANS 372 • 21-Women and Gender in China-W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
This course examines women and gender in China from imperial times to the present. Major themes include the changing status of women under the influence of various cultural and religious traditions; gender roles and inequalities in the patrilineal and patriarchal family; the changing discourse on women and gender in the modern period; the dilemma and conflicting images of women in the Chinese Revolution; new challenges to women and new conceptions of gender and sexuality during the reform era since the 1980s. We will attempt to distinguish those aspects of Chinese women's practices that are inextricable from traditional Chinese culture from those that have cross-cultural implications. There is no prerequisites for attending this course, but some background in Chinese history is recommended.