Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Women and Confucian Cultures by Dorothy Ko, Jahyun Kim Haboush, Joan R. Piggott

This fascinating collection of writings examines the role and culture of women in the Confucian-regulated eras of China, Korea and Japan, and as such, presents a nonconventional view of Confucianism that is broader than the typically oppressive male tradition, and allows for the power and richness of the female experience within the social and cultural circumstances of Confucian era life.

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