HIEA 4501 (depending on topic)

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Seminar in East Asian History: Women and the Family in Pre-modern Chinese History

This seminar introduces the major issues concerning family and women/gender in pre-modern Chinese history. It will discuss the traditional kinship and family structure, Confucian gender norms, familial relations, social constructions of marriage, and women’s roles in the family. The course will take a combined chronological and thematic approach, with each week focusing on a major topic. Course requirements include active participation in class discussion and a 25 page research paper.  Course satisfies Global Perspectives requirement.

Cong Ellen Zhang
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