Conference: Gender Perceptions and Practices in East Asia

18.Jun.2010 10.30 - 16.30
The Faculty Boardroom, Mappin Building - Sheffield
Please see the below programme of events for the day.
If you wish to attend the day, please contact Kylie Wheeler ( to reserve a place.

10:30 Registration
11:00 Chair: Hiroko Takeda
  • Michael Smith, University of Leeds, The Representation of Women in Postwar Japanese Cinema: Family, Rebellion, Desire
  • Jo Elfving-Hwang, University of Frankfurt and Ruth Holliday, University of Leeds, Cosmetic Surgery in Korea
  • Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield, Your Eyes are Lifeless!
  • Representations of Female Workers and Managers and their Organisations in Japanese Manga

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30 Chair: Jieyu Liu
  • Ioannis Gaitanidis, University of Leeds, Gender and Spiritual Therapy in Japan
  • Soyeun Kim, University of Leeds, Mainstreaming Gender – the Case of Japan and Korea’s Development Assistance
  • Junko Yamashita, University of Bristol, Exploring the Impact of Care Policy Reform on the Care Labour Market: A Case Study of Japan

15:00-15:30 Tea break

15:30 Chair: Delia Davin
  • Xiaowei Zang, University of Sheffield, Ethnic Variation in Schooling in Ürümchi: A Gender Perspective
  • Karen Shire, University of Duisburg-Essen, Gender and the End of Employment Protection in Coordinated Market Economies: Germany and Japan in comparison

16:30 Drinks and networking