Gender Issues in Imperial Chinese History

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1017 HIST (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCHC1017 aims at providing students with basic knowledge on gender issues in imperial Chinese history. A variety of interesting topics such as arranged marriage, concubinage, widow chastity, footbinding, femme fatale, gender-specific education, male-constructed ideology, male friendship, masculinity and femininity, etc., will be covered. Students will not merely be taught to rediscover women in history, but also to understand the significance of gender in history, as well as to re-examine history with a gender perspective. The course will offer a gender analysis of imperial Chinese history through demonstrating how history would look different if a gender perspective is added. The importance of gender as a category of analysis will also be taught.

What do the students say about this course?

This course provides us with the basic knowledge on gender issues in imperial Chinese history such as concubinage, foot-binding, and so on…… It lets us re-examine history with a gender perspective, and express our views towards gender issues.

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Karen Mui


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.