ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film


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Winter 2017

ASIA254 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film Sections

The integral role that sex, gender, and sexuality play in literary and cinematic works from Japan. Literary works will be read in translation, movies will be subtitled.


Instructor: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu

Dr. Yoshimizu’s postdoctoral project is concerned with ways in which contemporary Japanese popular culture represents the history of Japanese women who engaged in sex work in British Columbia and the state of Washington in the early 20th century. She is particularly interested in studying Japanese women’s non-fiction writings on this history. She completed her PhD in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University (SFU).