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GASA01H3 Lecture Notes - Matriarchy, Bes

Global Asia Studies
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Jin Park

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Week 8 Sati as“Contentious Tradition”
Sati; practise of burning by widow was prohibited in 1829 in India under English rule
o It is her duty, By immolating herself prior to death of husband, she bes to enjoy heavenly
pleasure with her husband, so she escapes the cycle of birth and death
o Based on the consent of women,
Societies used to matriarchy then switched patriarchy- through force and refusal- female
goddess married by male goddess
The prohinition of sati in 1829
East india company begins to commmerical tradw with india and toward the mid 1000 the
east india company becomes from taders to rulers
Beomce illegal and probhjitied in 1829
Colonia official s and missions where trying to prohinit 1900s
Analyzing representation of sati
o Brahmanic scriptures; authentic religious practise
Contentious tradition two emprire in question:
o British emprie:
Saving brown women
o Japanse empire:
o Saving yellow women
Husband murder as the sickness of korea
o Kudo taleki; studied Korean feal inmates
o Prisons controlled tightely by the gov- he had access to inmates to study them
o Wrote a medical report (1926-1932)
o He went to a medical school
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