2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 280 - Women in Chinese History, 1000 CE to Present


This course examines the history of women in China from 1000 CE to the present, with a dual emphasis on probing changes and continuities in women’s roles as defined by the ideologies of successive regimes and exploring their life experiences through ethnography, film, short stories, and women’s writings.  To what extent have Chinese women conformed to their prescribed roles throughout the period under study?  In what ways did they challenge these conventions?  What strategies have they pursued to enhance their agency and expand their influence in the family, community, and society at large?

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically