Summer Residential Programs

Women in Premodern East Asia: De-marginalizing Their Lives and Voices

Current scholarship challenges traditional narratives of women as one-dimensional actors with little agency in pre-20th century China, Japan, and Korea. Focusing on premodern times through the 19th century, the institute will consider the diversity of women's experiences across time, place, and class, exploring their critical roles in governing and in economic and cultural practices of the family, community, and state. Participants will work with scholars and specialists to examine written and visual sources to re-center women within East Asian history and within their own curricula.

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