Gender in modern East Asia: an integrated history

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


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