The 2nd Virtual Workshop
“Women and Medicine in the Japanese Empire”
October 25, 2021, 10:00–11:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Organizers: Hiro Fujimoto (Kyoto University/JSPS)/Ellen Nakamura (The University of Auckland)
Registration deadline: October 23, 2021
“Women’s Health Movement and Japanese Women Doctors: The Opportunistic Role of Shigeyo Takeuchi”
Hiro Fujimoto (Kyoto University/JSPS)
“Yoshioka Yayoi and the Empire of Japanese Women Doctors”
Commentator: Ellen Nakamura (The University of Auckland)
We are pleased to invite participants in the second 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 October 23. The organizers will send a Zoom link to the registered e-mail address by October 24.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)