Units of Study
HSTY2685 - Gender and Historical Change: East Asia
Semester 1, 2010 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Helen Dunstan
Phone: +61 2 9351 5516
Confucianism is often blamed for women's powerlessness in traditional East Asia. This unit of study, which focuses primarily on the period 700-1900, empowers students to critique common assumptions and stereotypes regarding gender and sexuality (including homosexuality) in premodern East Asia. We investigate the interplay between Confucianism, family structures and state initiatives in shaping long-term change, noting the radical contrasts between Chinese experience on one hand, Korean and Japanese on the other. We explore a wide range of translated primary sources.
one 1750 word essay (35%), one 2250 word essay (35%), individual or group presentation (equivalent to 500 words) (15%), tutorial participation (15%)
two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week
12 credit points of Junior History, Ancient History or Asian Studies
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