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Social Movements and Women's Agency in the 20th Century

Oct 16

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Virtual

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Presenter

Keisha Blain and Nicole Barnes

Registration Required: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqceyurTIuE9HZpPcJRDx-eHqjWAYQfrY9 OR scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "More Event Information" to register. Chair: Anna Krylova (History Department, Duke University) Presenters: Keisha N. Blain (History Department, University of Pittsburg) "Friends of Japan": African American Women's Visions of Afro-Asian Solidarity This presentation examines how African American women engaged Japan during the early twentieth century. It foregrounds the ideas of a cohort of women who envisioned political collaborations with Japanese people as a strategy to combat racism and global white supremacy. Nicole Barnes (History Department, Duke University) When Patriarchy Unsettles Itself: Women in China's War of Resistance against Japan, 1937-1945 With a focus on women who worked in the medical profession during China's eight-year war with Japan, this talk examines the role that chaos and upheaval played in expanding women's opportunities to resist patriarchy, even as the war reinforced gender norms.

Contact

Wynmor, Julie
919-684-3655
julie.wynmor@duke.edu