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Embassy of Japan
Lecture Hall Hiroshimastr. 10
Der Beginn ist 19 Uhr.
Manga is one of Japan's most powerful cultural products in the 21st century, and those by female authors have long been expressing Japanese women’s own voices and self-images, exploring how they think about and what they want for their own lives. In that sense, manga is the fictional mirror of the reality of Japanese women. It developed under the strong influence of Western culture, such as Disney animated films and European children's tales, including those of Germany: Western settings were considered to be a romantic ideal for Japanese girls in the 1960s and 1970s. In tracing the history of Japanese manga, especially shojo-manga (manga for girls), I would like to talk about the changing images of women as represented in manga from the 1970s, with their social and economic background.
Junko SAEKI. Born in Tokyo. B.A. from Gakushuin University (Department of Literature), M.A. from Tokyo University (Department of Comparative Literature and Culture), Ph.D. (Tokyo University). Visiting associate professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (1993~1996), professor at Doshisha University, Department of Media, Journalism and Communications. Guest professor for Japanologie at the Freie Universität Berlin (2010). Major publications; Iro to Ai no Hikakugbunka-shi ( A Study of the Introduction of the Western Concept of Love to Meiji Japan, Iwanami-shoten,1998, winner of the Suntory Gakugei Award, Yamazaki Award); ”Beyond Geisha-Stereotype: Changing Images of "New Women" in Japanese Popular Culture”, in R. T. Segers (ed.), A New Japan for the Twenty-first Century, Routledge, 2008.