- Code ASIA2092
- Unit Value 6 units
The dimensions of the East Asian economic miracle are not only financial and political, but also encompass labour relations and sexual politics. This course examines the gendered nature of the industrialization experience in Japan, Korea and China and ask how gender relations have been forged in the realm of Confucian capitalism. We begin with an examination of the first factory girls in East Asia: in Meiji Japan, in colonial Korea, and in pre-communist China, as we investigate how some of the great economies of the twentieth century came to be constructed on the labour and ingenuity of girl workers. Turning to the postwar period we follow the course of the “Economic Miracle” in East Asia and examine industrial labour, sex work, white-collar labour and entrepreneurship in the booms and crises of late capitalism. This course develops an understanding the integrated development of the capitalist and communist economies of East Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Comprehend the historical development of capitalism and labour relations in East Asia
2. Understand the gendered dimensions of industrialisation and modernity in East Asia
3. Integrate theoretical debates with historical analysis
4. Analyse labour politics from multiple perspectives including regional, gendered, Marxist, feminist, colonial, post-capitalist and post-socialist.
5. Acquire an historical appreciation of the integrated development of capitalist and communist economies of East Asia.
Indicative AssessmentWeekly writing 20% 1,2,3,4
Class presentation Powerpoint 5% 1,2,3,4
Class participation 5% 1,2,3,4
Midterm Essay 2000 30% 1,2,3,4,5
Final Exam 40% 1,2,3,4,5
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9266||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|