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Geisha, harlot, strangler, star : a woman, sex, and morality in modern Japan

Author: William Johnston
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Series: Asia perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1936, Abe Sada committed the most notorious crime in twentieth-century Japan -- the murder and emasculation of her lover. What made her do it? And why was she found guilty of murder yet sentenced to only six years in prison? Why have this woman and her crime remained so famous for so long, and what does her fame have to say about attitudes toward sex and sexuality in modern Japan? Despite Abe Sada's notoriety  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Johnston, William, 1955-
Geisha, harlot, strangler, star.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004043882
(OCoLC)54407838
Named Person: Sada Abe; Sada Abe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Johnston
ISBN: 0231509154 9780231509152
OCLC Number: 61160152
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 245 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Prologue: A Murder Grips the Nation; 1. An Unremarkable Family History; 2. Early Childhood; 3. Maidens or Harlots Only; 4. Geisha and Prostitute; 5. Acquaintance Rape; 6. Acting Up; 7. Becoming Professional; 8. Changing Saddles; 9. Legal Prostitution and Escape; 10. From Prostitute on the Lam to Mistress; 11. A Search for Stability; 12. Discovering Love; 13. Love's Intoxication; 14. Murder; 15. No Longer Private; 16. Interrogation and Investigation; 17. Judgment; 18. Imprisonment and Release; 19. Celebrity, Hardship, and Escape. Epilogue: A Trail of Re-creationsNotes from the Police Interrogation of Abe Sada; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Asia perspectives.
Responsibility: William Johnston.
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In 1936, Abe Sada committed the most notorious crime in twentieth-century Japan-the murder and emasculation of her lover. This detailed account of Sada's personal history, the events leading up to  Read more...

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valuable introduction and prolog alert readers to the culturally and historically relative nature of gender roles, love, and sex...Recommended -- Lisa Klopfer Library Journal A smart, compelling Read more...

 
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