Women in History: Modern Korea

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of modern Korean history from perspective of women since mid-19th century. Consideration of how gender roles and identities were socially (re)constructed over time, with focus on continual negotiation by women and men within larger processes of political, social, and cultural transformations. Discussion of issues such as changes in women's education, employment, social/legal status, especially in context of colonialism, war, democratization, and economic development. P/NP or letter grading.

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