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Elizabeth Pleck

Elizabeth Pleck is Professor Emerita of History, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign. Her most recent book is Not Just Roommates: Cohabitation after the Sexual Revolution (Chicago, 2012).

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Beate Sirota Gordon, 1987

Meet Beate Sirota Gordon – Who Knew?

Beate Sirota Gordon (1923-2012), feminist and Asian arts impressario, was only 22 years old when she wrote women's rights into Japan’s constitution. In her postwar career as a director of performing arts, first for the Japan Society and then the Asia Society in New York City, she introduced Americans to Asian visual and performing arts, from Japanese wood block prints to Burmese music to Vietnamese puppets.

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