Cornell University

East Asia Program Visiting Scholar Michiko Mae: Yoko Tawada’s Work: A Transcultural Journey.

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374
Central Campus

East Asia Program Visiting Scholar Prof. Michiko Mae (University of Düsseldorf, Institute for Modern Japanese Studies) will be giving a lecture on her research on October 16th, 2017 in 374 Rockefeller Hall (Asian Studies Lounge). Her talk will be entitled, "Yoko Tawada’s Work: A Transcultural Journey."

Prof. Michiko Mae is the chair of Modern Japan I (with a focus in cultural studies) at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf.

Her fields of work are Japanese cultural studies and Gender Studies (Japan and Germany in a comparitive perspective). Her research and publication focuses lie in intercultural and transcultural studies and in the topics of cultural concepts and cultural identity in the Japanese modernization process as well as the development of a civil participatory society in Japan.

While at Cornell, Prof. Mae is studying the Japanese modernization process and the women’s movement in Japan as well as transcultural literature in Japan, particularly the works of Tawada Yoko. Her faculty host is Prof. Brett de Bary of Asian Studies.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, German Studies, Comparative Literature, Society for the Humanities, East Asia Program

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University of Düsseldorf

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