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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Harald Fuess

Social History, Gender Studies
(Senior Research Fellows, July 1, 1995 - June 30, 2000)

Social History


The historical development of male and female gender roles within the Japanese family and society during the nineteenth and twentieth century are examined in two different projects. One recreates the spousal relationship by looking at discourse and custom of divorce in prewar Japan, the other explores the parent-child relationship by scrutinizing the philosophy and practice of fatherhood in the early twentieth century.


Gender Studies


The present-day public discourse on gender with attention to the relationship between state and feminism is at the heart of an inquiry into the controversy over the revision of the civil code including the introduction of separate spousal surnames.

DIJ Projects

Social Transformation in Modern Japan: State, Family and Individual

Selected Publications

Books

1995
[With: Fuess, Harald] Divorce in Japan, 1800-1940. Harvard University Press.

Editorship

1999
[With: Brüggemann, Ferdinand] Newsletter. DIJ Newsletter 7, June 1999. Tokyo: iudicium Verlag.
1998
[With: Schneider, Adam; Yang, Daqing; Braddick, C. W.; Glaubitz, Joachim; Duara, Prasenjit; Dickinson, Fred; Szpilman , Christopher W. A.; Lynn, Hyung Gu; Mimura, Janis; Gerth, Karl G.; Goto-Shibata, Harumi] The Japanese Empire in East Asia and Its Postwar Legacy. Monographien aus dem Deutschen Institut für Japanstudien Vol. 22. Munich: iudicium Verlag. 253 p.
1997
[With: Meyer-Ohle, Hendrik] Japanstudien 9. Dienstleistung und Konsum in den 1990er Jahren. Japanstudien 9. Munich: iudicium Verlag. 405 pp., hardcover

Articles

1999
Zwischen Strenge und Liebe - Das Vaterbild in Japan des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts
In: OAG (Ed.) Japans Kultur der Reformen. Tokyo:
1997
A Golden Age of Fatherhood? Parent-Child Relations in Japanese Historiography
In: Monumenta Nipponica Vol. 52, No. 3 (Fall 1997)..
1997
[With: Meyer-Ohle, Hendrik] Konsum und Dienstleistung im Japan der 1990er Jahre. Einleitung
In: Fuess, Harald; Meyer-Ohle, Hendrik (Ed.) Japanstudien 9. Dienstleistung und Konsum in den 1990er Jahren. Japanstudien 9.00. Munich: iudicium Verlag. 405 pp., hardcover
1997
Die japanische BGB-Reformkontroverse (1996): japanische Identität und die Rolle der Frau [The Civil Code Controversy of 1996: Japanese Identity and Gender Roles]
In: Fuess, Harald; Meyer-Ohle, Hendrik (Ed.) Japanstudien 9. Dienstleistung und Konsum in den 1990er Jahren. Japanstudien 9.00. Munich: iudicium Verlag. 405 pp., hardcover

Reviews

1998
Neue Väter braucht das Land: Die Krise der Männlichkeit im Japan der neunziger Jahre
In: Blechinger, Verena; Legewie, Jochen (Ed.) Japanstudien 10. Japans neue Rolle in Asien. Japanstudien 10.00. Munich: iudicium Verlag. 431 p., hardcover

Working Papers (Book)

1999
[With: Fuess, Harald] Warum gibt es so viele Ehescheidungen in unserem Land des schönen Familiensystems? - Die Ehescheidung in der Meiji-Zeit. Working Papers 99/4. Tōkyō: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien.

Presentations

December 7, 1996
Discussant. DIJ History Workshop: The State on Postwar Japan.

January 14, 1998
Philosophy and Practice of Fatherhood in Modern Japan. Philosophy and Practice of Fatherhood in Modern Japan.

June 29, 2000
DIJ History Study Group Liquid Diplomacy: Germans and the Meiji Beer Industry, 1869-1949 2000-06-29. Liquid Diplomacy: Germans and the Meiji Beer Industry, 1869-1949.

CV


1995 - 2000
Employed as a Research Associate at the German Institute for Japanese Studies

1993-94
Recipient of a DIJ Dissertation Fellowship

1995
Ph.D. (Harvard)

1991
M.A. (Harvard)

1991 - 1992
During the 1991-92 academic year teaching fellow at Harvard University

1986 - 1991
Undergraduate and graduate studies in History with focus on modern Japan at Princeton and Harvard Universities

1990
B.A.