Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Modern Japanese Feminisms

The Halle Institute and the Japanese program of the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory University will host a two-day conference, "Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Modern Japanese Feminisms," on April 19-20, 2013. The conference will feature presentations by Japanese Studies specialists 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.

The first day, which is free and open to the public, includes panels on motherhood and family, sexuality, politics, and education and employment. The program culminates 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.
The second day of the conference is limited to panel participants, and will consist of intensive small-group discussions among participants in the morning, and a plenary session in the afternoon.

For information on speakers, accomodations, sponsors, or to download the call for papers, please visit the conference page on the Halle Institute website.