Taiwan Makes History I: The Gender of Empire

Join us for the first event in the Center for Taiwan Studies three-part panel series Taiwan Makes History on “The Gender of Empire,” guest directed and moderated by Kirsten Ziomek (Adelphi University)! 

We will welcome historians Fang Yu Hu (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Tadashi Ishikawa (University of Central Florida), and Sayaka Chatani (National University of Singapore) to discuss how the lens of gender can change our understanding of the Taiwanese colonial research. The panelists will introduce their current research on how the Japanese colonial government in Taiwan attempted to shape and create gender norms and practices. They will discuss methodologies for uncovering how Taiwanese men and women mediated, responded and contested idealized norms and forged their own paths. What were the competing notions of Taiwanese femininity and masculinity circulating at this time? What larger conclusions can be drawn about the experience of the Taiwanese versus other colonial peoples throughout the Japanese empire and beyond?

Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Time: 4-5 PM PST
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanTalks