SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Why is Taiwan a more "women friendly state" for women's representation than Japan?

Prof Joyce Gelb
Professor Emeritus Joyce Gelb

Date: 20 June 2014Time: 1:30 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2014Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Vernon Square Room: V211

Type of Event: Special Lecture

This event is part of Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School Programme.

Speaker's Bio

Joyce Gelb is Professor Emerita of Political Science at City College and the Graduate Center, City University of NY. She has been a visiting professor in recent years at Yale University and Doshisha and Tokyo Universities in Japan, Queens University in Belfast,  Northern Irelend, Stockholm University in Sweden and Shanghai University in China as well as National Taiwan University and Tsinghua University in Taiwan. Her research and publications deal primarily with comparative politics and policy including  on women's political participation, social movements and  policy making  and outcomes in the US,  Europe and Japan She is the author of  Women and Public Policies: Reassessing Gender Politics (Princeton 1987; U of Virgina Press , 2nd ed, 1996, with Marian Palley), Women of Japan and Korea (with Palley, Temple University Press, 1994)  and Feminism and Politics : A Comparative Perspective (University of California Press, 1989)  as well as numerous articles in edited volumes and journals.   She has received grants from the Ford, Rockefeller, Ms. and National Science Foundations, and the American Association of University Women as well as the Association for Asian Studies.  Her book  Gender Policies  in Japan and the United States: Comparing Women’s Movements ,Rights and Politics  was published by Palgrave Global Publishing  at St. Martin’s Press in December  2003. Other recent publications include an article on anti feminist backlash in Japan and the United States published in Grey and Sawyer, Women’s Movements Worldwide , Fall  2008 and most recently, Women and Politics Around the World (ABC-CLIO 2009) co edited with Marian Palley and Women and Politics in Japan and Taiwan in O’Connor ed. Gender and Women’s Leadership, Sage 2010.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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