Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond

Uniting Different Cultures and Identities

  • Fusami Ogi
  • Rebecca Suter
  • Kazumi Nagaike
  • John A. Lent

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Section I

  3. Section II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-93
    2. Ace Vitangcol
      Pages 123-126
    3. FSc (Foo Swee Chin)
      Pages 127-133
    4. Madeleine Rosca
      Pages 151-159
    5. Yukari Yoshihara
      Pages 161-180
  4. Section III

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond offers a variety of perspectives on women’s manga and the nature, scope, and significance of the relationship between women and comics/manga, both globally as well as locally. Based on the activities since 2009 of the Women’s MANGA Research Project in Asia (WMRPA), the edited volume elucidates social and historical aspects of the Asian wave of manga from ever-broader perspectives of transnationalization and glocalization. With a specific focus on women’s direct roles in manga creation, it illustrates how the globalization of manga has united different cultures and identities, focusing on networks of women creators and readerships.

Taking an Asian regional approach combined with investigations of non-Asian cultures which have felt manga’s impact, the book details manga’s shift to a global medium, developing, uniting, and involving increasing numbers of participants worldwide. Unveiling diverse Asian identities and showing ways to unite them, the contributors to this volume recognize the overlaps and unique trends that emerge as a result.


Manga Japanese Comics Globalization Glocalization Transnational Comics

Editors and affiliations

  • Fusami Ogi
    • 1
  • Rebecca Suter
    • 2
  • Kazumi Nagaike
    • 3
  • John A. Lent
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EnglishChikushi Jogakuen UniversityDazaifuJapan
  2. 2.Japanese Studies DepartmentThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Global Education and Intercultural Advancement CenterOita UniversityOitaJapan
  4. 4.International Journal of Comic ArtDrexel Hill, PAUSA

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