Event Title

Rainbows and the Rising Sun

Presenter Information

Simone Christen, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A255

Start Date

4-24-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 3:45 PM

Abstract

This research examines how queer rights in Japan has trekked its way through modern history. I use first person accounts, encyclopedia entries, journal articles, and other scholarly writing to demonstrate the unique nature of the queer rights movement in Japan. Focusing specifically on the LGBT population, I seek to show the significant impact the Japanese “gay boom” of the 1990s had on queer peoples and their lives.

Notes

Session 2, Panel 11 - Bilateralism, Language, and Identity: Case Studies from Asia
Moderator: Marc Blecher, Professor of Politics

Major

East Asian Studies; Economics

Advisor(s)

Ann Sherif, East Asian Studies
Barbara Craig, Economics

Project Mentor(s)

Emer O’Dwyer, East Asian Studies; History

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Apr 24th, 2:45 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

Rainbows and the Rising Sun

Science Center, A255

This research examines how queer rights in Japan has trekked its way through modern history. I use first person accounts, encyclopedia entries, journal articles, and other scholarly writing to demonstrate the unique nature of the queer rights movement in Japan. Focusing specifically on the LGBT population, I seek to show the significant impact the Japanese “gay boom” of the 1990s had on queer peoples and their lives.