Women in Asia: Restoring Women To History

Paperback | June 22, 1999

byBarbara N. Ramusack, Sharon Sievers

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"These four volumes in this major series... provide a single-source reference to the status of the field of women's history and to ways that the field can be expanded.... A basic set for all academic libraries." -Library Journal Academic Newswire

Writing on South and Southeast Asia, Ramusack surveys both the prescriptive roles and lived experiences of women, as well as the construction of gender from the period of the early states to the 1990s. Sievers presents an overview of women's participation in the histories of China, Japan, and Korea from prehistory to the modern period.

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Men dominate Asian culture -- at least, this is the perception of the Western world. In Women in Asia, Barbara Ramusack and Sharon Sievers examine the lives of women in Southern and Southeastern Asia, documenting how their roles in these regions are very different. The authors particularly highlight women’s experiences and roles in the...

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"These four volumes in this major series... provide a single-source reference to the status of the field of women's history and to ways that the field can be expanded.... A basic set for all academic libraries." -Library Journal Academic NewswireWriting on South and Southeast Asia, Ramusack surveys both the prescriptive roles and lived...

Barbara N. Ramusack is Professor of History and Department Head at the University ofCincinnati, where she is a founding member of the Center for Women'sStudies. She has published The Princes of India in the Twilight of Empireand several articles on British feminists and Indian women.Sharon Sievers is professor of modern Japanese histor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:June 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253212677

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Men dominate Asian culture -- at least, this is the perception of the Western world. In Women in Asia, Barbara Ramusack and Sharon Sievers examine the lives of women in Southern and Southeastern Asia, documenting how their roles in these regions are very different. The authors particularly highlight women’s experiences and roles in the histories of China, Japan and Korea.