[KS] gender in 20C korea

Jiyul Kim jiyulkim at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Jan 18 03:41:07 EST 2005

You should not forget Sheila Miyoshi Jager's ground breaking book on gender,
modernity, identity, and nation: Narratives of Nation Building in Korea: A
Geneaology of Patriotism (ME Sharpe, 2003).  One chapter, published earlier in
JAS (1996), has been republished in the recent AAS book Women and Gender
Relations: Perspectives on Asia, Sixty Years of the Journal of Asian Studies,
edited by Susan Mann (AAS, 2004).

Jiyul Kim

Quoting Yuh Ji-Yeon <j-yuh at northwestern.edu>:

> Dear colleagues,
> An undergraduate has asked me to teach an independent study on Korean women
> and gender in the 20th century. Suggestions would be very welcome for
> readings. I am looking in particularly for readings that discuss the
> transition from the Chosun dynasty to the colonial period and into the
> post-war period and its impact on women; a book or article that discusses
> some aspect of women's lives and gender during the colonial period; and a
> book or article that specifically discusses feminism and women's activism
> in Korea. An article on women in North Korea would also be most useful. If
> colleagues would care to share syllabi, that would also be most
> appreciated. This area is not my specialty, but it's hard to refuse the
> entreaties of an earnest undergrad with nowhere else to turn.
> FYI, some of the books I am currently considering are:
> Dangerous women
> Ed. Elaine Kim and Chungmoo Choi
> Under  Construction: the Gendering of Modernity, Class, and Consumption in
> the Republic
> of Korea
> By Laurel Kendall
> Getting Married in Korea
> By Laurel Kendall
> Melodrama of Mobility; Women, Talk and Class in Contemporary South Korea
> By Nancy Abelmann
> Class Struggle or Family Struggle?: the Lives of Women Factor Workers in
> South Korea
> By Seung-Kyung Kim
> They are Not Machines:  Korean Women Workers and their Fight for Democratic
> Trade
> Unionism in the 1970s
> By Chun Soonok (Sept. 2003, Ashgate Publishing)
> Something on Comfort Women: the George Hicks book?
> Sex between Allies
> By Katherine Moon
> And of couse, comments on the books above would also be welcome,
> particularly if they are about how well they work in the classroom.
> Best,
> Ji-Yeon
> Yuh, Ji-Yeon
> Assistant Professor of History
> Associate Director of Asian American Studies
> Northwestern University
> Harris 202
> 1881 Sheridan Road
> Evanston, IL 60208 USA
> j-yuh at northwestern.edu
> 1-847-467-6538
> fax: 1-847-467-1393
> [The Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea---<www.asck.org> ]

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