East Asian Languages & Cultures | Social Movements in East Asia
E350 | 1527 | Ruhlen

This course examines the social, cultural, and political effects of various
social movements in East Asia, from premodern millenarianism to
contemporary special-interest activism.  Major themes include the role of
student movements in modern times; the contexts shaped by colonialism,
Communism, and the Cold War; the various outcomes of democratization
movements in the Philippines, South Korea, and China; and labor movements
in a globalizing economy.  Contemporary East Asian activism, with concerns
ranging from feminism and gay rights to the environment and peace, will be
considered in the light of Wester-derived theory about "new" social movements.