Dec 06, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASPA 4600 Women in Asia

4 semester hours

This course employs interdisciplinary methods to examine the problems and issues confronting women in Asia (primarily China, Japan, and Korea) from ancient times to the contemporary era. We will integrate the research methods of gender studies, history, literature, philosophy, media, and cultural of gender studies, and investigate how Asian womanhood is constructed, institutionalized, appropriated, reinvented, and reinterpreted in different socio-historical discourses. We will interrogate the underlying mechanisms that tend to perpetuate Asian women's marginality and subordination. At the same time, we will pay particular attention to new perspectives on women's roles in current scholarship and look into women's ongoing negotiation with their gender identity and their struggles for power and agency.

University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flag: Writing.