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Third Gender Presentation by Dr. Asato Ikeda
Saturday, 12:00pm – 12:45pm, Firehall Theatre

How do we — and can we at all — talk about sex, gender, and sexuality of early modern Japan without imposing contemporary North American values and preconceptions? This question was central to the process of organizing the exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto in 2016. The exhibition focused on visual representations of male youths, called wakashu in Japanese, who were the object of sexual desire for both women and adult men in Edo-era Japan. Presented in the form of an exhibition, the project necessitated engaging the past with the present, and the general public with scholarship. In this short presentation, Dr. Asato Ikeda will explain the process of this engagement and discuss the dialogues the team at the ROM and she had with Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community. Presented by Queer Arts Festival and Vancouver Pride Society.

土曜、午後12時〜12時45分 ファイアーホール・シアター

現代の北米の価値観や偏見を押し付けずに、日本近代初期の性、 ジェンダー、セクシュアリティについていかに語ることができるか? これは、2016年にトロントのロイヤル・オンタリオ・ミュージアムで 開催された、「第3のジェンダー:浮世絵に見る若衆」の展示にお いて中心的な問いとなりました。この展示は、江戸時代に男性から も女性からも性的な対象とされた若い男性「若衆」の視覚的な表 現に着目し、過去と現在、一般市民と学問を結びつける試みでし た。この講演会では、アサト・イケダ博士がミュージアムのメンバー 及びトロントのLGBTQ+コミュニティと繰り広げた議論や対話を振 り返ります。提供: Queer Arts FestivalVancouver Pride Society.

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