Women in Japanese Studies Book Launch

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

7:00-8:15pm Eastern Time

Women in Japanese Studies

Bringing together stories and reflections spanning more than thirty years, Women in Japanese Studies: Memoirs from a Trailblazing Generation will be released by AAS Publications in December 2023. Edited by Alisa Freedman (University of Oregon), the volume includes chapters from thirty-one scholars, who share stories of achievements, frustrations, and choices—both professional and personal. In Japan and North America, Freedman writes, contributors to the collection “established their careers during an eventful thirty years that indelibly shaped international relations, universities, academic jobs, and women’s roles in the workplace and the family.” A celebration of this generation’s contributions to not only Japanese Studies, but Asian Studies as a whole, this book will educate and inspire younger scholars looking ahead to their own academic careers.

Please join Alisa Freedman and around ten contributors to Women in Japanese Studies on December 5 for an online book launch, moderated by AAS Digital Media Manager Maura Elizabeth Cunningham. All are welcome to attend this event, which will be recorded for later viewing if you are not able to participate live.

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