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Interdisciplinary Elective Course
KORE2034 Gender, sexuality, and family in Korea 6 credits
This course investigates representation of gender and sexuality in Korean society through the examination of various literary, cinematic, historical, and theoretical texts. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the course will question how the Korean nation-state and its socio-political changes have impacted gender and sexuality in historical & transnational contexts. We will critically explore how gendered images are framed by social norms but also challenges and de-stabilize those norms. Texts include literature, ethnographies, oral histories, visual culture, and films.
Prerequisite: KORE1021. Introduction to Korean culture and society
Assessment:100 % coursework
(Offered in 2017/2018, 2nd semester)
Korean Studies SMLC HKU