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Book Announcement: Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices

Zainichi Korean Women in Japan: Voices  by Jackie Kim-Wachutka. https://www.routledge.com/p/book/9781138584853 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KTH39XD   Description Presenting the voices of a unique group within contemporary Japanese society—Zainichi women—this book provides a fresh insight into their experiences of oppression and marginalization that over time … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia

Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia  Editor: Garrett L. Washington This edited volume explores the complex roles that Christian ideas and institutions played in the construction of modern womanhood in East Asia. While contributing to gender dynamics that … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan by Rebecca Corbett The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess: The Legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal

Established in 1988, the U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal (USJWJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual publication available in print and online that promotes scholarly exchange on social, cultural, political, and economic issues pertaining to gender and Japan. We encourage comparative study among … 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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Fun Link Friday: Ama, traditional Japanese women divers

This week has highlighted the contributions of women as the International Women’s Day Strike took place on Wednesday, so this week our Fun Link Friday will highlight some amazing ladies who hold an important place in traditional Japanese practices. Messy … Continue reading

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