The Politics of Japanese Popular Culture: National Identity, Gender, Sexuality, and Fantasy

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:30 pm
Alexander Library


Kayo Denda

The speaker, Wei-Jung Chang, is a scholar at the Gender Center Library, Nagoya University, Japan. Her research interest focuses on pop culture and sexuality, including the prevalence of Japanese pop culture in Taiwan and its genealogical context in the Taiwan-Japan relationship.

Chang’s recent investigation centers on Japanese women’s fantasy in Boys Love manga and novels. Originally from Taiwan, she has a MA and PhD from Ochanomizu Women’s University, Japan. 

Established in 2017, the Gender Center Library (GRL) is the first academic library in Japan that specializes in feminist studies and interdisciplinary research on gender. 

This lecture is a program of the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries.



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