Publisher: Ewha Women's University Press, 2004
Designed for an upper-undergraduate and graduate level audience, these eight textbooks from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand offer English materials on key women's studies themes in many cases for the first time. The books cover a wide range of issues, including family, work, sexuality, culture, law, women's movements, religion, the body and health. Given that most women's studies programs in Asia have assigned predominantly local or Western materials due to a lack of translated materials about neighboring women's concerns and socio-political histories, the publication of this series will be groundbreaking, providing both Asian and a broader international audience access to knowledge produced by, about and for Asian Women. Our hope is that these textbooks will serve as a foundation to develop more context-related theories drawing on the common and diverse experiences of Asian women, and open up multiple possibilities for comparative and collaborative work.