Contributors to Intersections:

Queer Japan

Jeffrey Angles is an assistant professor of Japanese language and literature at Western Michigan University. Currently, he is working on a manuscript about representations of male-male desire in early twentieth-century Japanese literature, especially the writing of the poet Murayama Kaita, the mystery novelist Edogawa Ranpo, and the surrealist writer Inagaki Taruho. He is also working on an anthology of translations of the contemporary feminist poet Tada Chimako, who died in 2003. Several of his translations of Japanese short stories are forthcoming in The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, Modanizumu in Japanese Fiction: An Anthology of Modernist Prose from Japan 1914-1938, Critical Asian Studies, and Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. Homepage.

Richard Emmerson has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Queensland. He is currently completing a Masters degree in the Department of Sociology at Chuo University on a Monbusho Education Ministry of Japan scholarship, researching subtle forms of sexual consumption in the greater sex industry of Japan.
Nanette Gottlieb is Reader in Japanese at the University of Queensland. Her books on language in Japan include Linguistic Stereotyping and Minorities in Japan (forthcoming 2005), Language and Society in Japan (2005), Japanese Cybercultures (2003, with Mark McLelland) and Word Processing Technology in Japan: Kanji and the Keyboard (2000).
Hitoshi ISHIDA is an adjunct lecturer at Toyo University and has a PhD (Sociology). He is a contributor to Illustration Genders (Tokyo: Natsume-sha, 2005), Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (ed. Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta, London: Routledge, 2005), Beyond the Gender/Sex Dichotomy (Tokyo: Aakashi-Shoten, 2008) and the editor of Gender Identity Disorder: Gender, Medicine and Law (Tokyo: Ochanomizu-Shobo, 2008 summer). He has published numerous journal papers and book chapters based on his fieldwork and on the history of gender and sexuality in Japan, and has analysed the histories of discourses around homosexuality and transgender in post war Japan.

Wim Lunsing received his MA in Japanese Studies from Leiden University in 1988, and his PhD in Anthropology from Oxford Brookes University in 1995. He taught at Oxford Brookes and Copenhagen and was a research student at Kyoto Seika University (1991-1993) and a research fellow at Tokyo University (1996, 2001-2002) and has been conducting fieldwork in Japan since 1986. He is the author of Beyond Common Sense: Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Japan (Kegan Paul 2001) and numerous papers on sexuality, gender and research methods and ethics in Japan, recent ones including 'Japanese sex workers: between choice and coercion', in Sexual Cultures in East Asia: The Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a time of AIDS, ed. Evelyne Micollier (RoutledgeCurzon 2004) and 'The politics of okama and onabe: uses and abuses of terminology regarding homosexuality and transgender', in Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan, ed. Mark McLelland and Romit Dasgupta (Routledge 2005). While his exploits in the area of sexuality and gender in Japan continue, his latest projects include individual ways of dealing with the changing employment situation in Japan, migration and multi-ethnic societies, and sustainable development.

Jonathan D. Mackintosh completed his Ph.D. in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University in 2004. He is currently lecturing at Birkbeck College, University of London in Japanese cultural studies. His doctoral research focussed on the ethico-aesthetic (self-) representations of male-male masculinities and sexuality in the mid-postwar era in Japan. His academic research interests include gender and sexuality in postwar Japan with a focus on masculinities, the relationship between the body and narratives of the Japanese nation in the production of identity, and East Asian masculinities in the West. At present, he is revising his doctoral thesis with a view to publication. Future publications include 'Embodied Masculinities of Male-Male Desire in Japan in the Early 1970s' in Peter Jackson, Fran Martin, Mark McLelland, Audrey Yue (eds), AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in the Asia-Pacific (University of Illinois Press, in press).

Mark McLelland is lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong. 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.

Takanori MURAKAMI is a research worker of Seijo University Folklore Institute. His field of research is representations and applications of queer identities in Japan from postwar period to today. His primary interest is how the Japanese paradigm which places nonconventional sexual identities/conducts, including man-loving man and effemination, has changed over in postwar period from anthropological viewpoint. He is co-author of 'The Origins of "Queer Studies" in Postwar Japan,' in Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge: 2005), with Mark McLelland and Hitoshi Ishida.
Lyn Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies, School of Social and Cultural Studies, at The University of Western Australia where she teaches Asian Studies, Indonesian, Anthropology and Women's Studies, and supervises postgraduate students. She is an anthropologist specializing in Indonesia. Until recently she worked mainly in Bali. She is the author of From Subjects to Citizens: Balinese Villagers in the Indonesian Nation-State (NIAS Press, 2003) as well as many papers in books and journals. She is currently working on a project on adolescent girls and schooling among the Minangkabau in Sumatra.
Katsuhiko SUGANUMA is a PhD candidate in the department of English with Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. His areas of research focus on contemporary Japanese sexuality politics, queer globalisation, and post-colonial feminism. He is a co-editor (with Mark McLelland and James Welker) of Queer Voices from Japan: First-Person Narratives from Japanese Sexual Minorities, Lanham: Lexington Press, forthcoming 2006.
Hiroyuki TANIGUCHI, BA, LLM and PhD (Chuo University, Japan) is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and an adjunct lecturer at Osaka International University. He is the author of Hou to Sekushuaritii Josetsu: Kokusai Jinken Hou ni okeru Seiteki Mainoritii Jirei no Kenkyu [Law and Sexuality: An analysis of sexual minority cases on international law] (Kokusai Shoin, forthcoming), and editor-in-chief of the Japanese law journal Hou to Sekusharitii [Law and Sexuality], which has been published annually since 2002. He is also a contributor to Feminizumu Kokusai Hougaku no Kouchiku [Feminism Approach to International Law] (Chuo University Press, 2004), and Kokusai Shakai no aratana Kyoui to Kokuren [New Threat of International Society and the Role of United Nations] (Kokusai Shoin, 2003) among others. He has published numerous articles and case notes on human rights protection and the promotion of gender and sexuality in the judicial processes. He is also a founder of the Workshop on Sexual Minorities and Law in Japan – a conference of lawyers who research and work on legal issues in gender and sexuality.

James Welker is a doctoral student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His publications include 'Telling Her Story: Narrating a Japanese Lesbian Community,' Japanstudien 16, (2004); 'From The Well of Loneliness to the akarui rezubian: Western Translations and Japanese Lesbian Identities,' (with Beverley Curran) in Genders, Transgenders, and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge 2005); 'Lilies of the Margin: Beautiful Boys and Queer Female Identies in Japan,' in AsiaPacifiqueer: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in the Asia-Pacific (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming 2006); and 'Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: Boys' Love as Girls' Love in Shōjo Manga,' in Signs 31:3 (forthcoming, Spring 2006). He is also a co-editor and translator of Queer Voices from Japan: First Person Narratives from Japan's Sexual Minorities (with Mark McLelland and Katsuhiko Suganuma, Lexington Books, forthcoming, 2006).


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