EAS380H1: Writing Women in Premodern China

Hours: 
24L

A survey of premodern Chinese texts (before 1700) in translation, written by women, about women, and in the voices of women, across a variety of genres drawn from literature, history, philosophy, and religion. The texts provide opportunities to explore how gender was constructed in Chinese societies, how women were defined and constrained by texts, and how women used writing to express themselves, often in resistance to dominant modes of representation.

Prerequisite: 
Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)