• Feminism in Japan

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- Tuesday, January 31 2023 at 1000 (JST)

    Join us as we learn about the history of Japanese feminism from guest speaker Barbara Molony. Professor Molony will touch on the early days of women’s movements such as Ichikawa Fusae’s New Women’s Society, the women’s suffrage movement, and the other effects World War II had on women’s rights in Japan. She will also speak on the issues Japanese women face today, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.


    To join use this link to register with Zoom

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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Dr. Barbara Molony is a professor at Santa Clara University’s Department of History. She focuses her teaching and research on modern Japan and its global connections, and takes particular interest in women's rights, construction and representation of gender, and transnational feminisms. Professor Molony is the co-author and co-editor of several books on these topics, including Gender in Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (Westview) with Janet Theiss and Hyaeweol Choi, and Asia's New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies (Global Oriental, now Brill) with Emiko Ochiai. She received her PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. You can find her most recent publication, Rice Paddles and Pink Helmets—Framing Gendered Resistance in 20th Century Japan, in the Spring 2022 edition of the International Quarterly for Asian Studies.



    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Lucy Amaral

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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