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Industrialization of Women The industrialization of Korea coincided with the colonization of Korea by Japan. With it came the abolishment of the Yangban or elitist class, emerging new roles for women, establishment of higher educational facilities, urbanization, and a rise of the industrial workforce. Prior to this period in Korean history, women and people who weren’t a part of the Yangban class in Korean society served subservient roles and did not receive a formal education. Women in particular transitioned into new roles in society as economic demands subsequently changed. Women had had the role of being the mother and child bearer and during the war; women were needed to hold down the agricultural front as men were rushed into combat. As Japan’s needs for more machinery grew so did the intensity for industrialized laborers. Women in their teens and early twenties were sent to factories where they were formally trained to operate machinery. Though it may seem like Japan was utilizing its resources,
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HILD 100 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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