This course examines the transformation of Korean society beginning around the turn of the 20th century to contemporary times. In particular, it explores how shifting categories of masculinity, and by contrast, femininity have impacted upon, and in turn been influenced by social, cultural, and political change. Using multiple disciplinary lenses, we will critically examine how gender intersects with political, social, and economic developments starting with the Confucianization of Korean society during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) up to the contemporary moment of globalization and neoliberal reform. The class will draw on a variety of topics such as traditional views of women, religion, race, class, education, patriarchy, sexuality, imperialism, modernity, war, globalization, the diaspora, among others. Special attention will be placed on the historical, transnational and transdisciplinary connections.
Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South KoreaYonsei University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM GENDER, FAMILY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH KOREA
A great overview of current issues that South Korea and its people have to deal with.
Interesting course, especially to learn of Korea today in comparison to 50 years ago when I lived there about a year. Fascinating to see the changes socially. Thanks so much!
Very good, looking forward to an updated part with outlook on post-pandemic Korea
This is the best course ever. I would like to recommend for those who want to know more and learn about the Korean culture in depth:)
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