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Gender in Modern East Asia

1st Edition

By Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss, Hyaeweol Choi

Routledge

554 pages

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Description

Gender in Modern East Asia explores the history of women and gender in China, Korea, and Japan from the seventeenth century to the present. This unique volume treats the three countries separately within each time period while also placing them in global and regional contexts. Its transnational and integrated approach connects the cultural, economic, and social developments in East Asia to what is happening across the wider world.

The text focuses specifically on the dynamic histories of sexuality; gender ideology, discourse, and legal construction; marriage and the family; and the gendering of work, society, culture, and power. Important themes and topics woven through the text include Confucianism, writing and language, the role of the state in gender construction, nationalism, sexuality and prostitution, New Women and Modern Girls, feminisms, "comfort" women, and imperialism. Accessibly written and comprehensive, Gender in Modern East Asia is a much-needed contribution to the study of the region.

Table of Contents

Preface Maps 1. GENDER IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL EAST ASIA BEFORE 1600 Global Context China Korea Japan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 2. GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN EARLY MODERN EAST ASIA Global Context China Korea Japan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 3. URBAN AND RURAL LIVES IN THE EARLY MODERN ERA Global Context China Korea Japan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 4. GENDER AND MODERNITY, 1860-1912 Global Context Japan Korea China Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 5. NATIONALISM AND FEMINISM IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD Global Context Japan Korea China Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 6. NEW WOMEN IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD Global Context Japan Korea China Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 7. GENDER, LABOR MARKETS, AND THE ECONOMY IN THE INTERWAR ERA Global Context Japan Korea China Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 8. GENDER AND WORLD WAR II Global Context Japan Korea China Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 9. RECONSTRUCTING GENDER IN THE EARLY COLD WAR ERA, 1945--1953 Global Context Korea China Japan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 10. REVOLUTIONARY SOCIAL AND GENDER TRANSFORMATIONS, 1953 TO THE 1980s Global Context Japa11 South Korea North Korea China Taiwan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading 11. GENDER AND DOMESTIC AND TRANSNATIONAL FEMINISMS AFTER THE COLD WAR Global Context South Korea North Korea Japan China Taiwan Connections References and Suggestions for Further Reading Index

About the Authors

Barbara Molony

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian