Jan Bardsley
Associate Professor of Japanese Humanities
Department of Asian Studies
305 New West
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3267

Fax: 919-843-7817
Office telephone:  919-962-1534
Asian Studies office telephone: 919-962-4294
bardsley@email.unc.edu


 
Research Interests:   Japanese feminism; 
Japanese women's magazines and popular culture;
encounters between women in the US and Japan; and 
icons of the feminine: royal women, geisha, and pageant winners.

Documentary Film
Women in Japan: Memories of the Past, Dreams for the Future.  Joanne Hershfield & Jan Bardsley, 2002.

Classes Taught at Carolina:
Japanese Modernism (4th Year Japanese)
Fashioning Japan (4th Year Japanese)
Introduction to Japanese Literature ( Focus: Literature of the Fantastic)
Introduction to Japanese Literature (Focus: Through the Eyes of a Mad, Old Man)
Japanese Theater: Inside/Out (An Introduction)
First-Year Seminar:  The American Life of Japanese Women
First-Year Seminar:  Geisha in History, Fiction, and Fantasy
Women Writers in Japan
First-Year Seminar: Chasing Madame Butterfly
Women and Work in Japan
Kyoto Summer Program in Japanese Culture (for Carolina students, summer 2005)
Spring 2004 Community Classroom: Geisha in History, Fiction and Fantasy

 
Major Publications:
Manners and Mischief: Gender and Power in Japanese Conduct Literature.  Coedited with Laura Miller (forthcoming from UC Press).

The Bluestocking of Japan: New Women Fiction and Essays from Seito, 1911-1916.   Anthology with Introduction and biographical notes, Center for Japanese Studies, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.

Bad Girls of Japan.  Co-edited with Laura Miller. Palgrave, 2005.

"Girl Royalty: The 1959 Coronation of Japan's First Miss Universe." Asian Studies Review 32:3 (September 2008) 375-391.

"The New Woman of Japan and the Intimate Bonds of Translation." Forthcoming in Journal of Japanese Culture and Society.

"Introduction: Women for a New Japan: Sex, Love and Politics in the Early Postwar." As guest editor, US-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement, Number 23, 2002.

"Fashioning the People's Princess: Women's Magazines, Shoda Michiko, and the Royal Wedding of 1959." US-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement, Number 23, 2002.

"What Women Want: Fujin Koron Tells All in 1956."  US-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement, Number 19, 2000.

"Discourse on Women in Postwar Japan: The Housewife Debate of 1955."  US-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement Number 16, 1999.

"Spaces for Feminist Action: National Centers for Women in Japan and South Korea."  National Women's Studies Association Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1999.

"Feminist Resources for Teaching About Japanese and South Korean Women." Education About Asia, vol. 3, no. 3, winter 1998.

Guest Editor, "Purchasing Power in Japanese Popular Culture," a special issue on Japan of Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 31, no. 2, 1998.

"Japanese Feminism, Nationalism and the Royal Wedding of 1993,"  Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 31, no. 2, 1998.

"Interpreting and Teaching the Films of Kurosawa Akira."  With David Phillips. Education About Asia, vol. 2, fall 1998.

"Cross-Cultural Feminism: Creating and Recreating Japanese Women in the U.S."  The Annual Report of the Center for Women Studies, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, 1993-94.

"Feminism's Literary Legacy in Japan: Seito, 1911-1916."  The Gest Journal, Princeton University, vol. 5, no. 2, winter 1992.

"Redefining Ryosai kenbo (Good Wife, Wise Mother):  Thoughts on Motherhood from Seito,"  The Annals, refereed publication of the Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, vol. 14, 1992.


 
Guest-Edited Journal Issues:
Guest co-editor with Sally Hastings: "Gender Issues in the Meiji Era." A special issue of the U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement nos. 30-31, 2007: Introduction, 3-9.

Guest editor: "Women, Marriage and the State in Modern Japan." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Volume 33, 2004: Introduction, 1-7.

Guest editor: "Women for a New Japan: Sex, Love and Politics in the Early Postwar." A special issue of the U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, English Supplement no. 23, 2003: Introduction, 3-9.

Guest Editor: "Purchasing Power in Japanese Popular Culture." A special issue on Japan of Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 31, no. 2, 1998: Introduction, 1-22.

 
Professional Seminars and Public Events Coordinated:
"The Aesthetics of Nirvana"
"Word into Art: A Calligraphy Exhibit"
Co-coordinated with Professor Inger Brodey, Curriculum in Comparative Literature, UNC-CH
November 2003, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Sexuality, Gender and Nation in Japan"
Fall semester 2002, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Feminists Read the Fantastic"
March 2002, Association for Teachers of Japanese Meeting, Chicago.
"How Do We Look?: Fashion, Film and Beauty Work in East Asia"
Triangle East Asia Colloquium, October 21, 2000, Duke University
"Desiring Asia: Gender, Identity, and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia"
Co-coordinated with Professor Michael Petit, English Department, UNC-CH
Fall semester 1999, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill