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Gender and law in the Japanese imperium

Author: Susan L Burns; Barbara J Brooks
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collectively, the essays [in this volume] offer a new framework for the history of gender in modern Japan and revise our understanding of both law and gender in an era shaped by modernization, nation and empire-building, war, occupation, and decolonization"--Jacket, page [3].
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Genre/Form: Case studies Congresses
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Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Burns; Barbara J Brooks
ISBN: 9780824837150 0824837150
OCLC Number: 854848132
Notes: Most of the papers in this volume are from a conference held in May 2006 at the University of Chicago.
Description: ix, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Maria Luz incident and international justice --
for Chinese coolies and Japanese prostitutes / Douglas Howland --
Disputing rights: the debate over anti-prostitution legislation in 1950s Japan / Sally A. Hastings --
Gender in the arena of the courts: the prosecution of abortion and infanticide in early Meiji Japan / Susan L. Burns --
Adultery and gender equality in modern Japan: 1868-1948 / Harald Fuess --
Of pity and poison: imprisoning women in modern Japan / Daniel Botsman --
Burning down the house: gender and jury in a Tokyo courtroom, 1928 / Darryl Flaherty --
Sim-pua under the colonial gaze: gender, "old customs," and the law in Taiwan under Japanese imperialism / Chao-ju Chen --
Japanese colonialism, gender, and household registration: legal construction of boundaries / Barbara J. Brooks --
An attempt to integrate the Korean family with the Japanese: a new perspective on the "name-changing policy" in Korea / Motokazu Matsutani.
Responsibility: edited by Susan L. Burns and Barbara J. Brooks.
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