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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: 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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Call for Papers: International Conference on Gender and Sexuality in Asia

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN ASIA (COGEN 2018) Dates: November 12-14, 2018 | Venue: Monash University Malaysia | Abstract deadline: April 30, 2018 Theme Contemporary religious actors and their significance in gender and sexuality justice in Asia The continuous reification … 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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Book Announcement: Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan

Aiba, Keiko. (2017). Transformed Bodies and Gender: Experiences of Women Pro Wrestlers in Japan. Osaka, Japan: Union Press. http://www.union-services.com/upen/book_list.html Women’s pro wrestling in Japan has always been controlled by an independent organization of which the members have only been women. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Nation, Gender and History, Asian Cinemas in Perspective

Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective International conference Vilnius University, Centre of Oriental Studies, 7-9 September 2017 Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University (Lithuania) invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective

Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective International conference  Vilnius University, Centre of Oriental Studies, 7-9 September 2017 Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University (Lithuania) invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and … Continue reading

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