Presenter/s: Professor Louise Edwards; Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki.
Event type: Book launch
Event date: Monday, 4 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event venue: McDonald Room, Menzies Library (2), ANU
This new book by Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss and Hyaeweol Choi, Gender in modern East Asia: an integrated history, explores the history of women and gender in China, Korea, and Japan from the seventeenth century onwards. This unique volume places the three countries in global and regional contexts, connecting the cultural, economic, and social developments in East Asia to what is happening across the wider world.
Important themes and topics of the book include Confucianism, writing and language, the role of the state in gender construction, nationalism, sexuality and prostitution, New Women and Modern Girls, feminisms, “comfort” women, and imperialism.
The book will be launched by Professor Louise Edwards and Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki.
“A groundbreaking work that brings together the gender history of China, Japan, and Korea. Recommended textbook for gender historians and Modern East Asian specialists.” —Angelina Chin, Pomona College
Light refreshments will be served 15:00-15:30. The launch will begin at 15:30.
Further Information: Korea Institute by email or on 02 6125 4661
Presented by: ANU Korea Institute; ANU College of Asia & the Pacific; ANU Gender Institute