The 1st Virtual Workshop
“Women and Medicine in the Japanese Empire”
August 14, 2021, 17:00–19:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Organizers: Hiro Fujimoto (Kyoto University/JSPS)/Ellen Nakamura (The University of Auckland)
Registration deadline: August 12, 2021
“Nutritionists and the Work of Public Health in Imperial Japan”
Haiying Hou (University of Auckland)
“Female Doctors in Wartime Japan: The Contradictory Role of Yoshioka Yayoi”
Michiko Suzuki (Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)
“Japanese Red Cross Nurses’ Emergency Responses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945”
Commentator: Aya Homei (The University of Manchester)
We are pleased to invite participants in the first of a series of virtual workshops on the theme of “Women and Medicine in the Japanese Empire.” The aim is to develop an international research network on the history of women and medicine/healthcare in Japan and open up the possibility for future collaboration and publication. We hope that an edited volume will eventuate from the workshops. There is still scope to include interested scholars and graduate students in future workshops.
- About the workshop
Women doctors in Japan have received much less attention than their counterparts in other countries, or even in comparison to Japanese nurses. However, the medical profession attracted women across the expanse of the colonial empire. Several Japanese women crossed the Pacific Ocean to receive medical training before 1900. After the establishment of Tokyo Women's Medical School in the same year, numbers of Asian women came to Japan from the colonies where medical education for women was still limited. Thus, the history of these women doctors gives us a glimpse into the complicated relationship between gender, health, and colonialism in Japan.
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- Workshop Format
- Registration (free):
Please register by August 12. The organizers will send a Zoom link to the registered e-mail address by August 13.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)