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Coeds & Kaiju: On the Female Student in Japan’s New Left, Kaiju Movies & More (Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder) | Japan Station 77

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder joins us to talk about female students in Japan’s New Left movement, kaiju movies and more.

About Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder

Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder is Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University. Her latest book is titled Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left (Duke University Press Books).

Topics Discussed

  • About¬†Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left
  • Chelsea Szendi Schieder’s interest in the Japanese student movement of the 1960s
  • About the role of women in the Japanese New Left
  • Female activists of the Japanese student movement of the 1960s
  • How Japanese universities were forced to admit female students after World War II
  • The idea that providing Japanese women with a college education would be counter productive
  • Concerns over gender equality
  • The Tokyo Medical University testing scandal
  • The prevalence of women’s universities in Japan
  • About Ochanomizu University and their decision to remain a women’s university
  • How police in Japan made an effort to change to a “friendlier” policing style as a result of bad press when dealing with student protests
  • Media portrayal of female student activists
  • About Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder’s class Kaiju Attack
  • The meanings and inspirations behind kaiju movies
  • About¬†Shin Godzilla
  • About¬†Hedorah
  • About the Heisei¬†Gamera¬†series of movies
  • And much more!

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You can find Chelsea Szendi Schieder on Twitter.

If you enjoyed this episode of Japan Station, you may also enjoy episode 25.

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (Ś§ßśĪüśął„ā≥„É≥„Éą„É≠„Éľ„É©„Éľ) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Chelsea Szendi Schieder

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