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

    June 9, 2020 – November 17, 2022

    Organisation: Barbara Geilhorn, Nora Kottmann

    This lecture series set out to explore Gender and Sexuality in East Asia from a cultural studies and social science perspective. Topics that were addressed included sexualities and migration, ‘new’ masculinities, ‘new’ life courses for women, gender constructions in film and literature, bodies and postfeminism.


    November 17, 2022
    Film Stardom and Representation: Takamine Hideko and Women in Post-War Japan

    Till Weingärtner, University College Cork, Ireland

    July 22, 2022
    The Taboo of All Taboos: Regretting Motherhood in Japan

    Forum Mithani, Cardiff University & Waseda University

    March 16, 2022
    Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan

    Chris McMorran, National University of Singapore


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

    Sarah Stark, University of Ghent

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

    Fusako Innami, Durham University

    September 7, 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

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

    Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware


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

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

    Ronald Saladin, Trier University

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

    Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester

    June 9, 2020
    Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan

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