Gender and Sexuality in East Asia – Cultural Studies and Social Science Perspectives
June 9th 2020 – ongoing
This lecture series sets out to explore Gender and Sexuality in East Asia from a cultural studies and social science perspective. It is structured as a set of three online lectures to be later followed by a DIJ forum and a film screening and subsequent talk with the producer and one protagonist. Topics that will be addressed are: Sexualities and migration, ‘new’ masculinities, ‘new’ life courses for women, gender constructions in film and literature, bodies and postfeminism.
Join us to discuss these issues with internationally established scholars!
Forthcoming, date t.b.a., Masculinity and Bodyweight Control in Contemporary Japan (Genaro Castro Vázquez, Kansai Gaidai University) and Urged to Shine: Japanese Women Maneuvering in the Time of Postfeminism (Hiroko Tanaka, Nagoya University), DIJ Forum
Various events planned from May 2021 onwards (dates t.b.a.)
Croft, Quiet, and Kantai Collection: Female Bodies in Japanese Videogames
Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware
Film screening and discussion with the film's producer Ian Thomas Ash and one protagonist: Boys for Sale
Murata Sayaka’s Convenience Store Woman
Discussing Gender Identity and Society in Contemporary Japanese Literature
Ronald Saladin, Trier University
Cute Masculinity - Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s
Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester
Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan
An Huy Tran, University of Duisburg-Essen/Waseda University