Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Workshop Children and Childhood in Meiji Japan

Friday, 30 June 2017


14:00 - 16.00

Christian Galan & Harald Salomon
Introduction: The Publication Project

Aya Hōmei (Manchester)
Medical Midwifery and the Meaning of Unborn Life in the Late Meiji Period


16:30 – 18:00

Isabelle Konuma (Paris)
Legal Creation of Filiation and Parental Authority Under the Civil Code of Meiji (1898)

Ruselle Meade (Cardiff)
Juvenile Science and the Japanese Nation: Shōnen’en and the Cultivation of Scientific Subjects


Saturday, 1 July 2017


10:00 - 12.00

Christian Galan (Toulouse)
Children and School in the Meiji Era: From “savage” behavior to “docile and useful” bodies

Michael Kinski (Frankfurt)
Physical Education in Meiji Japan

14:00 – 16:00

Harald Salomon (Berlin)
Economy and Emotions: Reassessing Child Labor in Meiji Japan

L. Halliday Piel (Lasell)
Children’s Street Culture in Higuchi Ichiyō’s Takekurabe

16:30 – 18:30

Doris Bargen (Amherst & Berlin)
Killing Kids: Exploring Children’s Agency in Ancient Japan

Agency & Transnational Perspectives


Supported by Toshiba International Foundation