Japan: Gender Studies in Transnational Perspective

  • Andrea GermerEmail author
  • Reiko Ogawa
Part of the Geschlecht und Gesellschaft book series (GUG, volume 65)


This article outlines the theoretical and institutional development of women’s history, women’s studies and gender studies since the beginning of the twentieth century in Japan. It places gender and sexuality studies within the Asian and global context, and introduces ethnic and other minority scholars and activists in Japan who are increasingly deconstructing Japanese ethno-national bias in scholarship and politics.


Japan Asia women’s movements women’s history gender studies queer studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für modernes JapanUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfDeutschland
  2. 2.Chiba UniversityChibaJapan

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