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International Joint Editing of Book Series Readings on Asian Families and Intimate Spheres

Global COE Program for Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in Asia (2008-2012, Representative: Emiko Ochiai) has set forth the mission of "forming a common foundation for conducting international joint research in the Asian region" and initiated the first layer of this project, "collecting, translating, and sharing important academic achievements published and presented in the languages of Asian countries". While most researchers in Asia usually learn about their neighbors' societies through literature published mainly in English-speaking countries, this project was designed to avoid harmful and circuitous communication and to learn directly from their neighbors. The project planned to publish Readings on Asian Families and Intimate Spheres, which focuses on key concepts in Asia such as "family" and related "intimacies". The international editorial committee, consisting of researchers from 9 Asian societies (Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and India), with the participation of many young researchers from each country, has been working to decide the articles to be included in the book, and to translate them into English and Japanese.

As a result, Asian Families and Intimacies was published by Sage in March 2021.

Asian Families and Intimacies | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is a four-volume collection of important and influential essays by Asian authors on family and intimacy in Asia. Under the editors Emiko Ochiai (Professor, Kyoto University) and Patricia Uberoi (Director, Institute of Chinese Studies), an international editorial committee of leading scholars from 9 Asian societies has assembled an elaborate selection of 56 chapters by prominent scholars and researchers from around Asia, ranging from famous works already considered "classics" to contemporary works that break new ground in the discipline and address new phenomena. Many of the articles in the book have been translated into English for the first time from a variety of Asian languages. Different from Asian studies in the Western world, this book is designed to provide a firsthand look at Asian studies that nurtured in Asia.

The book consists of 6 parts: "Family Ideology", "Patriarchy", "Sexuality", "Marriage", "Care Regimes" and "Gender". The included papers shed light on various aspects of intimacy from different angles, including historical and contemporary, ideological and real, and differences in family practices between different classes. It is also unique in that the book includes many chapters that deal not only with intimate relationships, but also with the interaction between the private and public spheres. The book also discusses the intersections of various civilizations: "Sinicization", "Indianization", "Islamization", "modernization" and "globalization". The introductions to each section, written by the editors in charge, place the themes addressed in the collected articles in a broader intellectual and social context and rearticulate them.

Also in February 2022, Yuhikaku(有斐閣) published 『リーディングス アジアの家族と親密圏 全3巻』.
リーディングス アジアの家族と親密圏 第1巻「家族イデオロギー」
リーディングス アジアの家族と親密圏 第2巻「結婚とケア」
リーディングス アジアの家族と親密圏 第3巻「セクシュアリティとジェンダー」

This book has been prepared as the Japanese edition in parallel with the English version Asian Families and Intimacies published by Sage in March 2021. This book is a three-volume collection of important and influential essays by Asian authors on Asian families and intimacies. Under the editors Emiko Ochiai (Professor, Kyoto University), Akiko Hirai (Professor, Kobe University), and Kazuhiko Morimoto (Professor, Koyasan University), this volume presents a refined selection of valuable articles from 9 Asian societies (Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and India).
The book consists of three volumes: "Family Ideology", "Marriage and Care" and "Sexuality and Gender". Volume 1 explores the process by which families in various countries were formed under state controlled process of civilization and modernization, covers topics including kinship structures, patriarchy and Confucianization. Volume 2 discusses the impact of the Western idea of marriage in the early modern era, marriage rooted in local traditions, the diversity and difficulties of child rearing, and emotions and realities concerning caregiving. Volume 3, taking sexuality and gender in Asia as the central concern, distinguishes two types of society: patrilineal societies, mainly in East and South Asia, and bi-generational societies from Southeast Asia to Japan and Korea, which are overlapped by civilization and modernization, revealing the multilayered diversity in Asia.