Tokyo College Symposium: “Simone de Beauvoir through the Lens of Modern-Day Japan”

November 29, 2021


Type Symposium
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) December 10, 2021 17:00 — 20:00
Location Online
Venue Zoom Webinar
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required


Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, philosopher and rights holder of the work of Simone de Beauvoir, introduces us to “Inseparable” (“Les inséparables”), an unpublished work by Simone de Beauvoir. This autobiographical text depicts the sexual and intellectual education of two girls who rebel against the world’s attempts to deprive them of free thought and force them into becoming wives and mothers in service to society. 

 This symposium is not only an introduction to this unpublished work, but also an opportunity for the people of Japan to (re-)discover a founder of modern feminism and her works, as well as place her in context with the struggles of today’s feminists. 

Speaker Profile

Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir (Philosopher, Editor)

NAKAMURA Aya (Ph.D Candidate, Université Lumière Lyon 2)
INOUE Takako(Professor Emeritus, Dokkyo University)
SHAKUTO Shiori(Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo)
HAYASHI Kaori(Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo)
MATSUO Akiko(CEO and Editor, etc.books)

YOSHIKAWA Kaeko(Professor, Aichi Institute of Technology; Centre de Documentation Franco-Japonais sur les Femmes)


Ambassade de France au Japon/Institut français du Japon
Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
Maison Franco-Japanaise/Institut Français de Recherche sur le Japon
Centre de Documentation Franco-Japonais sur les Femmes

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