Gaye Rowley

Gaye Rowley was born and brought up in Australia. She first went to Japan in 1978, when she spent a year as a high school exchange student in Gifu, central Honshu, living with Japanese families and attending St Mary’s Convent, a Spanish-Japanese mission school. This was the first of many years spent in the lively and enlightening company of Japanese women. […] Read more

Research interests:

  • Japanese literature, especially literature written by women
  • The reception of The Tale of Genji, especially by women readers
  • History of women in Japan, especially the period 1500-1900