From the mid-19th century on, East Asian women’s lives have been marked by modernizations, imperialism, revolutions, warfare, and new roles in the workforce and within the family home. Women claimed their autonomies and rights through different avenues, be it liberalization, feminism, and the idea of the “new” or “modern” woman. Various state initiatives uplifted and/or appropriated women, affecting their day-to-day lives. This summer institute offers secondary teachers the opportunity to work with scholars and specialists and investigate primary sources to better understand Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese women’s voices and experiences. What were their challenges and successes across time and place in modern East Asia?