Title: Chrysanthemum Throne: Emperor, nationalism and gender discrimination in Japan

Candidate: Anthony Shaw

Milestone: MPhil Mid-candidature

When: 1.30pm, 23 July 2021

Where: Zoom - https://uqz.zoom.us/j/2316954260 


This presentation provides an analysis of the way in which the conception of the Emperor was promoted by law reformers within the modernised Empire of Japan (1868-1947) to promote and justify a patriarchal legal regime. The presentation also discusses how this conception of a patriarchal legal regime selectively drew elements from Japan’s own legal history, Confucianism, and European models of law to formulate a new model for the emerging ‘family state’ (Kazoku Kokka).