Women in 19th Century Japan with Prof. Amy Stanley

A fascinating discussion, plunging us into the history of Japan in the early nineteenth century.

Prof. Amy Stanley (Harvard Ph.D.) vividly brings to life Tsuneno, a runaway divorcee who married a masterless samurai and entered the service of a famous city magistrate. For history buffs, Japan-enthusiasts and life-long learners

Amy Stanley (Ph.D., Harvard, 2007 and award-winning Professor at Northwestern) is a historian of early modern and modern Japan with special interests in women's/gender history and global history. Her first book, Selling Women: Prostitution, Households, and the Market in Early Modern Japan (UC Press, 2012), explored how an expanding market for sex transformed the Japanese economy and changed women’s lives in the years between 1600 and 1868. She has also written about adultery in the Edo period, education for geisha in the first years of the Meiji era, and the figure of the migrant maidservant in global history. Her latest book, Stranger in the Shogun’s City, is a history of Edo in the early nineteenth century.

Join us online on Wednesday the 2nd of December,  20:00–21:00 CET

A zoom link will be shared with participants one day beforehand.