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01:170:245 Women & Contemporary Chinese Society 

Description: Analysis of women’s changing status and roles in Chinese society after 1949, with special emphasis on their contributions to contemporary Chinese economy, entrepreneurship, politics, education, science, social movements, religious revival, literature, arts, and popular culture. 

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Prerequisites: None 

Semesters Offered: Fall 

Topics: Change of women’s self-understanding from the early PRC to present; Changing image of women in media, literature, and the arts; Reproductive rights of women; Urban-rural divide; Changing definitions of women’s work

Expected Work: 2 papers (5 pages each); term paper (8-9 pages); oral class presentation; homework assignments; regular attendance and active participation 

Exams: N/A 

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