Chizuko Ueno in Toronto!
WAN's president Chizuko Ueno will be giving lectures at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto this October. The following is information on events to be held at the U of T.
Documentary Film: “What are you afraid of?”
Lives of Women who Lived Feminism in Japan (1970’s - present) – The Personal is Political –
Monday, October 17, 2016 9:30am – 12 noon
At Media Commons Audiovisual Library Theatre University of Toronto, 3rd Floor Robarts Library 130 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A5 Telephone: 416-978-6520
A new, independent documentary film by MATSUI Hisako (with English subtitles), “What are you afraid of?” features Prof. Chizuko Ueno and several other prominent feminists in Japan, and by doing so, shows the 40+ years of history of feminism in Japan. Women's history has long been neglected in Japan, and this film plays an important role in documenting and remembering the earlier efforts of feminists in that country. This is a rare opportunity to view this independent documentary chronicling the lives of early feminists whose lives will touch your heart.
The information on the film can be found here: http://feminism-documentary.com
Question & Answer by: Dr. Chizuko Ueno (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; President, Women’s Action Network)
Moderator: Dr. Izumi Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work)
Bio: Sociologist by training, Dr. Ueno Chizuko is widely known for her contributions in pioneering the field of gender studies in Japan. She is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, Specially Invited Professor at Ritsumeikan University, and President, Non-Profit Organization, "Women’s Action Network" (http://wan.or.jp/).
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Social Policy; Dr. David Chu Community Network in Asia Pacific Studies; Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Lecture: “Elderly Care Policy in Japan”
Monday, October 17 2-4pm
208N, North House, Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto
Speaker: Dr. Chizuko Ueno (Emeritus Professor, Sociology, University of Tokyo)
Discussant: Dr. Sheila Neysmith (Professor Emeritus, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
Abstract: Japan is a rapidly ageing society with the world’s second longest life expectancy. The increase of the care burden has become a serious political issue. Since the implementation of the Long Term Care Taking Insurance in 2000, Japan has accumulated 16 years of experience. Recently the Japanese government has shifted its policy towards ageing in place and dying at home, which is welcomed by the elderly. But how can it be realized? I will examine this policy change in light of the practice of medical practitioners and care providers.
Reception to follow (4-5pm).
Registration preferred: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/event/21263/ Contact: Rachel Ostep 416-946-8996
Biography Sociologist by training, Dr. Chizuko Ueno is widely known for her contributions in pioneering the field of gender studies in Japan. She is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, Specially Invited Professor at Ritsumeikan University, and President, Non-Profit Organization, "Women’s Action Network" (http://wan.or.jp/). Born in 1948, Dr. Ueno finished the Doctoral courses at Kyoto University, and later received Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo. She has been invited to be a visiting professor at several universities across the globe, including, University of British Columbia, Columbia University, Uni. Bonn, and El Colegio de Mexico. Dr. Ueno is a prolific writer both for academic and general public audiences, and some of her many books include: Patriarchy and Capitalism (1990), The Erotic Apparatus (1998), The Politics of Difference (2002), A Thought for Survival (2006), Misogyny in Japan (2010), and A Sociology of Care (2011). English translation is available for Nationalism and Gender (2004) and The Modern Family in Japan: Its Rise and Fall (2009) (by Transpacific Press). Several books and papers have been translated into Chinese, Korean, French and Spanish.
Co-Sponsors: Center for Global Social Policy; Dr. David Chu Community Network in Asia Pacific Studies; Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Chizuko Ueno in Toronto!