Patricia B. Ebrey
Gender in Chinese culture, women's situations in the patrilineal family system, and the ways women's situations changed as other dimensions of China's political system, economy, and culture changed from early times through the nineteenth century. Offered: jointly with GWSS 457.
This course examines Chinese gender ideology and family systems and the ways they provided the context in which women fashioned their lives. To consider the extent of change over time, it will look at three periods from the tenth to eighteenth centuries. Fiction as a source for women's lives will be explored. A "W" course.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion of assigned readings and students' papers.
Class assignments and grading
Reading assigned books and articles, preparing two reviews, one of an article and one of a book, and writing a 10-12 page research paper.
20 percent for participation and each review, 40 percent for the research paper.