Critically account for the changes in gender relations that have accompanied Japan’s industrialisation and modernisation? What are some of the problems faced by Japanese women and men in a familial culture in transition and what opportunities have been opened to them?
Structure for all oral powerpoint presentations: (don’t forget to reference any visuals!).
Slide 1: Acknowledgement to country (slide available on web)
Slide 2: Include your name / student # on slide
· Appropriate title that clearly explains topic focus (do not repeat the question!)
· orally explain why the topic is of interest to you
Slide 3: introduction--a dot point outline of presentation
· theoretical focus—explain orally
· then 3 dot points (only) that will be discussed and why they are important for the topic question
Slide 4: Thesis statement that provokes audience interest
· then list your key terms / concepts used and orally explain their meaning
· Identify each of your allocated points from slide 3 (one point per slide) and orally enlarge upon it (remember to “say a lot about a little”)
· Dot point conclusion and ONE provocative question for audience discussion
· Reference list
Structure of critical reflection essay:(Use the same title as that used in the presentation )
Word limit is =750words
· Aims / objectives of the research project;
ief explanation of the topic’s focus and reasons for selected theoretical focus;
· Summarise which elements contributed to the strengths of your presentation and overall; discussion / argument—how and to what extent (should include reference to peer feedback);
· Summarise which elements contributed to the limitations of your presentation and discussion / argument—how and to what extent (should include reference to peer feedback);
· Why was this project important to you and what have you learned from it?
· What would youchange if you had to apply the research to a potential project in the future?
· Reference list (not included in the word count; minimum of 3 required / additional readings; minimum of 3 sources related to your own research).
Japan—A story of love and hate XXXXXXXXXXhttps:
Finding love in Japan 2016https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XllGh3OExA 26 mins
China denies sex ratio linked to one child policy http:
Concern with the legal position of women in the family (age at ma
iage, divorce and property rights) has arisen largely as a result of other political and economic considerations—primarily the implications of population growth for economic development. A number of uncritical assumptions underlying population control programmes have important implications for women as well as men. Assertions that population growth is the most serious obstacle to economic development in underdeveloped (“Third World”) countries and that high fertility rates reflect ‘i
ational’ preferences for large families distract attention from the structural causes of poverty. There is a clear focus on family planning as a women’s issue in underdeveloped countries and the almost exclusive attention to contraception, nutrition and child-care in development programs aimed at women.The exclusion of projects concerned with their economic needs represents a continuity in the identification of women with their reproductive functions—a modern version of the ‘natural’ and ‘domestic’ gender discriminations which characterised traditional constructions of the feminine, ignoring the potential value of men’s contributions in the processes of development policies.
Post-revolutionary China presents us with an example of a socialist, revolutionary government theoretically committed to the radical reform of family structure in a society where gender relations were generally held to have been oppressive in the extreme. Predicated on Marxist theory, post-revolutionary policy towards women has been concerned with involving them in productive activity, assuming that gender equality would almost automatically follow suit. But many commentators have observed that despite official proclamations, a gender-based division of labour not only persists but is actively reconstructed by patriarchal-based Party and government policy. The Japanese context raises complex questions due to low fertility rates and gender relations in general.
Terms and Concepts
· myth of overpopulation
· family planning/population control
· 1950 Ma
iage Law / one-child policy
· double burden
· salary man / salary woman
· ‘gender role attitudes’
Required Reading + viewing:
China’s lonely hearts (2013)https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWcS59OQoLQ 2 mins (Full version available at Unreported World 2013 https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgChifqypP0 25 mins)
1.Eklund, Lisa. 2011. ‘Good citizens prefer daughters’: gender, rurality and the Care for Girls Campaign. In Women, gender and rural development in China, eds. T. Jacka and S. Sargeson, XXXXXXXXXXCheltenham: Edwards Edgar. (images; 16 pages)https:
2.Liong, Mario XXXXXXXXXXSacrifice for the family: representation and practice of stay-at-home fathers in the intersection of masculinity and class in Hong Kong. At: https:
www-tandfonline-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au/doi/pdf/10.1080/ XXXXXXXXXX1111200?needAccess=true(10 pages)
For the RPP
Castro-Vazquez, G XXXXXXXXXXChildbirth and social class in contemporary Japan. Asian Studies Review 40(2): XXXXXXXXXXAt: https:
www-tandfonline-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au/doi/pdf/10.1080/ XXXXXXXXXX1155535?needAccess=true (14 pages)
Fuse, K XXXXXXXXXXDaughter preference in Japan: A reflection on gender role attitudes. (read only pp XXXXXXXXXX; XXXXXXXXXX; 1039; XXXXXXXXXXpages). https:
Roberson, J XXXXXXXXXXJapanese working class masculinities: Marginalization or complicity. In Men and masculinities in contemporary Japan: Beyond the salaryman doxa, eds. J. Roberson and Nobue Suzuki, XXXXXXXXXXLondon: Routledge. (17 pages)https:
Ronin, R XXXXXXXXXXAn interesting blog.http:
Wang, L., & Klugman, J XXXXXXXXXXHow women have fared in the labour market with China’s rise as an economic power. https: