This collection presents new research on the changing roles of women in Japan and Korea. At a time when women in these two countries are becoming more politically and socially prominent, these essays provide insight into the clashes that have arisen between tradition and change. The contributors compare similarities and differences in the two cultures, considering family life, education, health care, work, reproductive and legal rights, and political participation, including the rise of women's movements in Asia and the battle against sexism and gender stereotyping. Essays written by Japanese and Korean women, leading social scientists and practitioners, illuminate the current political, economic, and social status of women in Japan and Korea.
About the Author
Joyce Gelb is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Women's Studies and the Center for Research on Women in Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Table of ContentsContents PREFACE 1 Introduction I JAPANESE WOMEN 2 Women and the Family in Transition in Postindustrial Japan 3 Women's Education and Gender Roles in Japan 4 Abortion and Women's Reproductive Rights: The State of Japanese Women, 1945-1991 5 Women Workers in Japan: Past, Present, Future 6 Obstacles and Opportunities: Women and Political Participation in Japan 7 A Short History of the Feminist Movement in Japan II KOREAN WOMEN 8 Status of the Family and Motherhood for Korean Women 9 Overcoming Confucian Barriers: Changing Educational Opportunities for Women in Korea 10 Korean Women's Groups Organize for Change 11 Women Workers in a Changing Korean Society 12 Agenda for Social Reform: Women's Political Participation in South Korea 13 Feminism in a Confucian Society: The Women's Movement in Korea ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS INDEX
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Though Book needs to be updated as south korea just elected a woman president , daughter of former president park chung hee