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Gender and Sexuality in East Asia – Cultural Studies and Social Science Perspectives

June 9th 2020 – ongoing

Organization: Barbara Geilhorn, Nora Kottmann

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.)

2022

22. Juli 2022
The Taboo of All Taboos: Regretting Motherhood in Japan

Forum Mithani, Cardiff University & Waseda University


16. März 2022
Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan

Chris McMorran, National University of Singapore


2021

20. Oktober 2021
From learning good manners to training one’s own apprentices: Female rakugo performers on Tokyo’s stages

Sarah Stark, University of Ghent


30. September 2021
Touching the Unreachable: Love of the Object and of the Self through Kawabata

Fusako Innami, Durham University


7. September 2021
Mobile professionals and their families: The making of transnational spaces in Tokyo from a male perspective

Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity


23. Juni 2021
Croft, Quiet, and Kantai Collection: Female Bodies in Japanese Videogames

Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware


2020

12. September 2020
Film screening and discussion with the film's producer Ian Thomas Ash and one protagonist: Boys for Sale

9. Juli 2020
Murata Sayaka’s Convenience Store Woman
Discussing Gender Identity and Society in Contemporary Japanese Literature

Ronald Saladin, Trier University


25. Juni 2020
Cute Masculinity - Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s

Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester


9. Juni 2020
Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan

An Huy Tran, University of Duisburg-Essen/Waseda University