Conference: Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Modern Japanese Feminisms

call for papers [150-2]April 19-20, 2013

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Japanese program of the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC), Emory University, invites you to attend a two-day conference on Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Modern Japanese Feminisms, to take place April 19-20, 2013 in Atlanta, GA, USA. This conference features presentations by Japanese Studies specialists from fields across the humanities and social
science disciplines who are engaged in innovative research intended to further our understanding of the diversity and evolution of Japanese feminist thought and activism, from the Meiji period to the present day. Panel presentations will be organized around the following themes: motherhood and family, sexuality,
politics, education and employment, and feminist theory.

The first day of the conference will culminate in a keynote panel discussion by four prominent scholars of Japanese feminism who represent a variety of viewpoints and disciplines: Vera Mackie, historian and Professor of Asian Studies and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at University of Wollongong; Mizuta Noriko, Chancellor and President of Josai International University and noted scholar of Japanese literature; Barbara Molony, Professor of Japanese History at Santa Clara University; and Ueno Chizuko, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Tokyo University.

For further details, or to register for this conference, please see the conference website at

This event is free and open to the public, but participants must register in
order to attend. Inquiries about this conference should be directed to Julia C. Bullock,
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Emory University, at

This conference has been made possible by the generous support of the Provost’s Conference Center Subvention Fund of Emory University, the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, Emory’s Hightower Fund, the Halle Institute for Global Learning, the East Asian Studies Program, and the
Departments of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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