[KS] online publishing; article, Gender Equality in South Korea

Witteveen GP sjmi_y at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 22 15:33:04 EST 2012


The world of publishing continues in flux. Periodically open access is given to content so that scholars will acquaint themselves with the online presentation forms and features. This title (appended below) caught my eye. Another is the run up to the late March annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in which access is granted to its membership to a collection of Cambridge journals:

Access all Asian studies journals published by Cambridge Univ. Press until March 14 by logging into the members-only section. 


Finally, while browsing the temporarily free titles at Amazon.com, I found the annual edition from the O'Reilly company on publishing trends, Best of TOC 2012
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Best+of+TOC+2012&x=0&y=0 


---I hope that other readers of KoreanStudies.ws are keeping a close eye on the possibilities for ePublishing their formal and informal work,

Guven Witteveen, sjmi_y atyahoo.com
Outreach Education Consultant and Evaluator
St. Johns, Michigan

On offer with free reader access at Cambridge Journals Online is the following:
Gender issues and Confucian scriptures: Is Confucianism incompatible with gender equality in South Korea? 

The full bibliographic reference is
(2008). Gender issues and Confucian scriptures: Is Confucianism incompatible with gender equality in South Korea?. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 71 , pp 345-362doi:10.1017/S0041977X08000578 


In case the above hotlink is not supported in email, let me paste the full reference:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=1908128&jid=BSO&volumeId=71&issueId=02&aid=1908124&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession=


The abstract reads

Abstract
Korean Confucianism has been described as “the enemy of feminism”: feminists often argue that Confucianism is the source of the patriarchal society. Feminist scholars have produced significant works about Confucianism's role in preserving the idea of women's subordination to men; they argue that the idea of men's superiority to women is embedded in Confucian philosophy. In this article I will examine whether Confucian philosophy is responsible for women's subordination to men in such Confucian texts as Naehun, The Book of Change, The Book of Poetry, andThe Analects. Naehun was written by the mother of King Sngjong in 1475, for the purpose of the Confucian education of Korean women; I will look also at other, related, Confucian texts used for Korean women's education. Confucian classics such as The Book of Change, The Book of Poetry and Confucian Analects will be included in the analysis to investigate whether Confucianism legitimizes women's
 subordination tomen. In the analysis of these Confucian classics, I will focus on the ongoing debate between scholars of Confucianism and feminism in Korea today.
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