family and gender relationship in Korea


1. How has the family and gender relationship in Korea changed from the traditional to the modern period?  What are some of the issues that challenge gender equality

in contemporary Korean society?  Discuss in terms of 1) marriage, 2) sexuality, 3) women’s labor, 4) rights of representation, and 5) feminist movement.

2. Discuss the 1) political, 2) economic, 3) social and 4) cultural factors behind the emergence of the non-traditional families, dispersed families, and multicultural

families in Korea in the era of globalization.  What are some of the challenges and issues that Koreans need to adjust and address?

4. Discuss the development of the strong state and weak civil society in Korea from the perspectives of 1) politics, 2) economics, and 3) ideological practices.  What

are the origins/causes of such an imbalance, and what are some of the enabling events