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Writing for General Readers about Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan

Sabine Frühstück

The Koichi Takashima Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan"  describes the ever-changing manifestations of sexes, genders, and sexualities in Japanese society from the 1860s to the present day. Analyzing a wide range of texts, images, and data, Sabine Frühstück considers the experiences of females, males, and the evolving spectrum of boundary-crossing individuals and identities in Japan, including an intersexed conscript in the 1880s, the first “out” lesbian war reporter in the 1930s, and a dozen of pregnancy-vest-wearing male governors in the present day. In this talk, Frühstück describes the challenges, joys, and decisions involved in writing this book for general readers.


May 21, 2022 10:00 (JST)

May 20, 2022 18:00 (PST)

On Zoom: Register from here

This event is organized by the Sophia Gender and Sexuality Research Association under the guidance of Professor James Farrer (Professor of Sociology, Graduate Program of Global Studies) funding provided by the Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture.


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