Gender in Modern East Asia by Barbara MolonyGender in Modern East Asia by Barbara Molony

Gender in Modern East Asia

byBarbara Molony, Janet Theiss, Hyaeweol Choi

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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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.
Barbara Molony is professor of history at Santa Clara University and author of numerous books and articles on gender in Japan. In addition to co-authoring Modern East Asia (Pearson, 2012), Molony has co-edited two scholarly works on gender in Japan and Asia, written a monograph on technology and investment in prewar Japan, and is curre...
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Title:Gender in Modern East AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:554 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813348757

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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
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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

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"Easy to read and free from ideological jargon . . . Highly recommended."-Choice