Women's Roles in Asia
As is the case with many minority groups, Western media portrayals of Asian women are often based on negative stereotypes. Erroneous, but accepted, images of this group—a result of cultural misperceptions, language barriers, and unfamiliarity with Eastern-based customs—permeate our society. Regardless, women have played an essential role throughout history, and female achievements fill Asia's past.
||6 1/8x9 1/4
This insightful book examines women's lives across Asia, challenging typical stereotypes and providing a fresh look at the changing role of women in various regions of the vast continent.
All around the world, women's important role in history has only recently been acknowledged. Asia is no exception. Despite a long record of achievements, women's experiences in South, Southeast, and East Asia go largely untold. This compelling book looks at women's lives in contemporary Asia, and reviews the cultural similarities—and differences—in the patterns and experiences of women across various regions.
Women's Roles in Asia examines the full scope of women's lives throughout history, including specific topics such as education, family life, marriage and childbearing, religion, public life, economics, legal status, and literature and the arts. A timeline and introduction provide a backdrop to the events, achievements, and issues that have impacted Asian women from pre-colonial time to the present day.
- Photographs provide visual context to topics
- A helpful glossary defines terms and acronyms
- Challenges stereotypical images of Asian females
- Includes a fascinating timeline of important issues and achievements of women throughout Asian history
- Examines myriad aspects of women's lives, from politics and religion to family life and marriage
- Author Info
"A succinct analysis and overview of important issues for Asian and women's studies collections. "
"This is a brief yet engaging and informative volume that makes a large amount of scholarly information about women's lives in Asia accessible to a general audience. Highly recommended for most public and undergraduate academic libraries."
"Nadeau and Rayamajhi provide a broad understanding of women's lives in historic and contemporary Asia and seek to challenge stereotypical images of Asian women as portrayed by Western media in this well-researched book."
- Look Inside