Women in Korea Korea has a long and complicated history. It was usually a minor power surrounded by more powerful neighbours like China and Japan. At various points Korea was annexed and ruled by both China and Japan( Deuchler 41). This meant that Korea was a society that was regularly in flux. This meant that the social, political, economic and cultural conditions within Korea changed on a regular basis. This meant people often had to adapt to changing conditions. However, it must be noted that not all groups in Korean society were affected in the same way. Some groups saw their position improve while others saw their conditions worsen under a new regime. This essay will look at the effects of these regular changes on women in Korean...The end:
.....s of women changed along with these broader changes. In the Koryo period women experienced a higher degree of equality. However, with the adoption of neo-Confucianism the Yi Dynasty saw the status of women decrease. This situation changed again in the late-nineteenth century. Works Cited Deuchler , Martina, “The Tradition” in Virtues in Conflict, Sandra Mattielli (ed), Samhwa Publishing Co., 1977: 1-37. Lee, Peter, “Development of Enlightenment Thought” Chapter Twenty-Eight, Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Peter H. Lee et al( eds ), Vol.2, Columbia University Press, 1996: 337-346. Won, Cho Kyung, “Overcoming Confucian Barriers” in Women of Japan and Korea, Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley ( eds ), Temple University Press, 1994: 206-222.