Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3554 - [Male and Female in Chinese Culture and Society]

(also ASIAN 3364 , FGSS 3440 )(GB) (SBA-AS)
Fall. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

S. Sangren.

This course explores the culture of gender, sex roles, and domestic relations in late traditional and modern Chinese society. Readings and lectures range from ethnographic descriptions of the dynamics of Chinese family life, kin relations, and socialization to representations of male and female in mythologies and ritual activities. The course also considers developments subsequent to political changes in China. Although the course’s analytical focus is anthropological, readings will draw from the writings of historians and political scientists as well. A premise of the course is that understanding sex and gender in China is essential to understanding Chinese culture and its most fundamental values. The course also aims to introduce students interested in Chinese to techniques of anthropological analysis.

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