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ASAN 312 (Pollard) Contemporary Asian Civilizations 12 March 2009 Women and development in Asia Correlatively assigned reading. Aat Vervoorn, “Economic and Social Development,” Ch. 5, in Re Orient: Change in Asian Societies , pp. 121-168. Contents of packet. Words, pictures and numbers are simply different ways of representing—or misrepresenting—social realities in Asia. Statistics in Vervoorn’s Chapter 5 (“Economic and Social Development”) need to be supplemented by numbers that shed more light on stasis and change in the status of women in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South/Central Asia. To that end, gendered economic and social development statistics this packet are taken from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific,
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Unformatted text preview: Partnerships Moving Beijing Forward; Gender Equality and Empowerment: A Statistical Profile of the ESCAP Region , prepared by Lene Mikkelsen with Bernard Roach, Adelino Muxito, Chol O. Han and Chang Liu (New York: Statistics Development Section, Statistics Division UNESCAP, 2005), pp. 5, 9-11, 13-15, 20, 24-29. Your assignment. By the time of Test #3, interpret statistics from the attached charts and graphs for any two countries in East, Southeast or South Asia. Correlative videos. Several videos that we will be viewing and discussing also will address issues affecting women and development in Asia....
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