01:165:476 / 16:217:515  Women in Premodern China

Description: Women in Pre-Modern China: Students in Women in Premodern China investigate the origins, changes, and continuation of female archetypes (real or mythical, e.g., primordial ancestress, female immortal, sagacious mother, chaste wife, and femme fatale) through texts written by men or by women themselves. Students moreover discern how women perceived their sex and responded to how their sex was perceived, as well as how they negotiated, and sometimes subverted, what was expected of them by adapting these archetypes.

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Prerequisites: None