Contributors to Intersections:

Media and the Creation of New Japanese Women
and Narrating War, Imperialism and the Nation

James Boyd is a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Arts, Asian Studies at Murdoch University. His field of research is Japanese-Mongolian relations during the latter part of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. While his main focus is on military and diplomatic contacts between the two countries, he is also interested in the social and religious contacts that existed throughout the period.
Carolyn Brewer is a lecturer in the Business School and Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University. Her primary research interests focus on the impact of religion in the construction of gender. As well as collaborating with Anne-Marie Medcalf in the editing of Researching the Fragments: Histories of Women in the Asian Context (Quezon City: New Day, 2001) and in the on-going editing, production and development of the Intersections electronic journal, Carolyn's publications include Holy Confrontation: Religion, Gender and Sexuality in the Philippines 1521-1685 (Manila: Institute of Women's Studies, 2001) and Shamanism, Catholicism and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines, 1521-1685 (Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2004). Her new research project is exploring the Catholic/Muslim relations in the Philippines from the time of Magellan to the end of the Spanish period in 1898.

Yasuko Claremont is Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Korean Studies at the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney. Recent publications include 'Ethical issues in Modern Japanese Literature,' in International Yearbook of Aesthetics, vol. 7, 2004, pp. 84-99, and a translation of Betsuyaku Minoru's play, 'A Small House and Five Gentleman,' in The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics, June 2004, pp. 110-150.
Nich Farrelly is a tutor in the Australian National University's Faculty of Asian Studies and has worked as the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development taught at the ANU. In the past, he has also worked as an interpreter and researcher in Hmong villages in northern Thailand. Nich graduated from the ANU with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Asian Studies in 2003. In his thesis, titled 'Focus on the Tai Village: Thai Interpretations of the Shan along the Thai-Burma Border,' he analysed Thai writings about minority groups in Southeast Asia. Currently he has a translation under contract for an English language version of Thai scholar Jaruwan Thamawat's book, Relationships Between Lifestyles and Ideas of Sufficiency Production: Case Studies from Communities in the Chee River Basin.

Tobias Hübinette (Korean name Lee Sam-dol) is a Ph.D. candidate in Korean Studies at the Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University, Sweden. He received a Bachelor's degree in Irish Studies from Uppsala University in 1991, and a Master's degree in Korean Studies from Stockholm University in 2000. His Ph.D. project, 'The Adoption Issue in Korea,' examines images of international adoption and representations of adopted Koreans in Korean media and popular culture. He also writes on issues concerning postcolonialism and international adoption in general.
Kazumi Ishii is a lecturer in Japanese language and sociology at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include Japanese media and gender studies. She is currently focussing on popular Taishō period Japanese women's magazines, Shufu no tomo and Josei. She is recently co-author with Nerida Jarkey of 'The Housewife Is Born: The Establishment of the Notion and Identity of the Shufu in Modern Japan' in Japanese Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, May 2002.
Mark McLelland is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan (Curzon 2000) and the co-editor of Japanese Cybercultures (Routledge 2003). His current work focuses on the intersections between gender, sexuality and new technologies in Japan and beyond and his papers have appeared in such online journals as Intersections, issue 3 and issue 4; The Journal of Cult Media; Mots Pluriels; and the Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies. He has also published in conventional hard-to-find and laborious-to-copy print journals such as The Journal of Gender Studies, Continuum, Convergence, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Culture Health & Sexuality, Japan Forum and the International Journal of Sexuality & Gender Studies. He is also co-editor (with Romit Dasgupta) of Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge, 2005). His latest book, Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2005.

Nathalie Nguyen holds an Australian Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council 2005-2010. She is based at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne. A graduate of the Universities of Melbourne (BA Hons) and Oxford (DPhil), her work features in major journals and edited collections including The French Review, Asian Studies Review, Etudes Francophones, Asia Pacific: Perspectives, Mots Pluriels and Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue (Palgrave, 2001). Her book Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel (Southeast Asia Publications, 2004) was nominated for four international awards including the MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies. She is currently working on her second book Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives (Common Ground Publishing). Nathalie has also published in Intersections 'Writing and Memory in Kim Lefèvre's Autobiographical Narratives' and '"Métisse Blanche": Entretien avec Kim Lefèvre' (Introduction in English).

Elise K. Tipton is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies and Chair of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of The Japanese Police State: The Tokkō in Interwar Japan (1991), editor of Society and the State in Interwar Japan (1997), and co-editor with John Clark of Being Modern in Japan: Culture and Society from the 1910s to the 1930s (2000). Her most recent book is Modern Japan: A Social and Political History (2002). An article entitled 'Pink Collar Work: The Café Waitress in Early Twentieth Century Japan' appeared in Issue 7 (February 2002) of this journal. Her research continues to focus on the relationship between society and the state during the interwar years.
Sandra Wilson is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, at Murdoch University. She is co-editor with David Wells of The Russo-Japanese War in Cultural Perspective, 1904-05 (Macmillan, 1999), author of The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33 (Routledge, 2002) and editor of Nation and Nationalism in Modern Japan (RoutledgeCurzon, 2002). She is currently working on Japanese nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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