Masculinities in Doraemon: A Critical Discourse Analysis (67955)

Session Information: Japanese Studies
Session Chair: Zhouyan Wu

Monday, 22 May 2023 15:50
Session: Session 3
Room: Room A (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The study makes a critical discourse analysis of the masculinities of male characters in Doraemon, which is a famous Japanese manga series. It aims to explore the masculinities in Doraemon from three perspectives: text, process, and society. The content analysis of the male characters in terms of their appearances, characteristics, behaviours and values reveals the major masculine traits such as the maintenance of patriarchy, the pursuit and yearning for fame and fortune, competition, and aggression. The process analysis identifies corresponding masculinities of the creators of Doraemon through their life experiences. The social analysis of the Doraemon attributes the masculinities in the manga to the Japanese culture, which has been deeply influenced by Confucianism, androcentrism, and Bushido. This study sheds light on the masculine traits rooted in Japanese culture and invites audiences to reflect on the the male characters in the Japanese artworks.

Zhouyan Wu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Zhaoxun Song, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About the Presenter(s)
Dr zhaoxun song is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00