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Book Announcement: Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of the Japanese Empire: Fragmenting History

Prostitutes, Hostesses, and Actresses at the Edge of the Japanese Empire: Fragmenting History Nobuko Ishitate-Okunomiya Yamasaki Book Description: Analysing materials from literature and film, this book considers the fates of women who did not or could not buy into the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japan

Maiko Masquerade: Crafting Geisha Girlhood in Japanby Jan Bardsley Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge Edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch, Christopher Tso Kawaii. The love of all things cute has become the dominant image of Japanese girls and women. Real Japanese women are, however, more complex. Some … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Comfort Women: A Movement for Justice and Women’s Rights in the United States

Comfort Women: A Movement for Justice and Women’s Rights in the United States Edited by Jung-Sil Lee and Dennis P. Halpin. This new edited volume archives nearly thirty years of activism, records the achievements of the “comfort women” redress movement … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China

Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China BY CHIGUSA YAMAURA How do the Japanese men and Chinese women who participate in cross-border matchmaking—individuals whose only interaction is often just one brief … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan

Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan: Grappling with Metabolic Syndrome By Genaro Castro-Vázquez Drawing on the concept of the somatic self, Castro-Vázquez explores how Japanese men think about, express and interpret their experiences concerning bodyweight control. Based on an extensive … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture Dumas, Raechel This book explores the monstrous-feminine in Japanese popular culture produced from the late years of the 1980s through to the new millennium. Raechel Dumas examines the role of female monsters in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cool Japanese Men. Studying New Masculinities at Cambridge

Cool Japanese Men: Studying New Masculinities at Cambridge. edited by Brigitte Steger and Angelika Koch. Following the successful publication four years ago of Manga Girl Seeks Herbivore Boy: Studying Japanese Gender at Cambridge, we are delighted to announce a second … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Asian and Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame

Institution: University of Notre Dame Location:  Indiana Position: Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender Studies University of Notre Dame: Keough School of Global Affairs Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender Studies Location: Notre Dame, IN The University of Notre Dame’s … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Research associate, Japanese studies/Gender studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Modernes Japan Location:  Germany Position: Research Associate Japanese Studies/Gender Studies The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Modern Japanese Studies/Gender Studies (75%, EG 13 … Continue reading

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