The main focus of this course is the changes of Chinese women’s lives in historical context. We will focus on three main themes: I. The historical changes of women’s lives in ancient China; II. The lives of women from different social classes; III. The legacy of the lives of traditional Chinese women today. This course will cover the three themes above, focusing on topical issues in the lectures. Students will participate in different kinds of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, oral presentations, online discussions, one-day study tour, video watching, group webpage design, individual term paper and etc.