Event Description : “The Establishment of Modern Women's Education in Japan: The Life and Work of Umeko Tsuda” a talk by Dr. Asmita S. Hulyalkar, PhD (Cornell University, USA, 2007) as part of India – Japan Dialogue Lecture Series 2013-14 #3
The process of Japan’s first modern educational program for women began along with the waves of Japan’s modernization, starting from the mid-19th century. Yet, the sphere of reform remained primarily a male agenda and women were not expected to participate in the process. The goal of education for women is best exemplified in the dictum, ‘Ryosai Kenbo’ (Good Wife, Wise Mother). This clearly illustrates how much this reform was based on a traditional viewpoint commonly shared among men in those days.
Umeko Tsuda, one of the first Japanese women to establish a college for women at the time, stood her own ground and challenged the “ideal” which the then Japanese state both openly and covertly imposed.
This time, the Japan Foundation, New Delhi will invite a young researcher of Japan’s women's education to deliver a talk on the above-mentioned topic.
Chaired by : Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar, Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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