The 4th Virtual Workshop
“Women and Medicine in the Japanese Empire”
April 30, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)
Organizers: Hiro Fujimoto (Kyoto University/JSPS)/Ellen Nakamura (The University of Auckland)
Registration deadline: April 28, 2022
“The Greater Japan Women’s Hygiene Society as Public Space”
Isaac C.K. Tan (Columbia University)
“Hirose Kikuko and Her Typhi-Contaminated Buns: A Case of Resisting Gender and Legal Institutions in Wartime Japan”
Commentator: Reut Harari (Tel Aviv University)
We are pleased to invite participants in the fourth 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 April 28. The organizers will send a Zoom link to the registered e-mail address by April 29.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)