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Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South Korea

This course examines the transformation of Korean society beginning around the turn of the 20th century to contemporary times. In particular, it explores how shifting categories of masculinity, and by contrast, femininity have impacted upon, and in turn been influenced by social, cultural, and political change. Using multiple disciplinary lenses, we will critically examine how gender intersects with political, social, and economic developments starting with the Confucianization of Korean society during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) up to the contemporary moment of globalization and neoliberal reform. The class will draw on a variety of topics such as traditional views of women, religion, race, class, education, patriarchy, sexuality, imperialism, modernity, war, globalization, the diaspora, among others. Special attention will be placed on the historical, transnational and transdisciplinary connections.

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Rating 4.4 based on 17 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yonsei University via Coursera
Instructors Hyun Mee Kim, Yoo Theodore Jun
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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Interesting course, especially to learn of Korea today in comparison to 50 years ago when I lived there about a year.

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For everyone who is interested in the success of Korea, its economic development, education model and social changes; this course provide a solid and wide introduction with historical perspective to understand the evolution of the country, focusing on gender roles, traditional family conception, the profound confucian heritage, sexuality construction, women empowerment movements and evolution of Korea during the XX century.Instructors Hyun Mee Kim & Yoo Theodore Jun made an amazing job preparing the material and explaining the most important aspects of the evolution of the country and the historical background behind all the social realities of Korea.

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Rating 4.4 based on 17 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yonsei University via Coursera
Instructors Hyun Mee Kim, Yoo Theodore Jun
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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