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Women writers of Meiji and Taishō Japan : their lives, works, and critical reception, 1868-1926

Author: Yukiko Tanaka
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The arrival of the Meiji period (1868-1912) signaled a time of change for Japanese women. Long stifled by their country's patriarchal system, they began to seek out avenues of self-definition and self-expression." "One clear signal of change was a burst of literary activity by women. Some writers reached beyond the traditional styles considered suitable for women, and by the time of the liberal Taisho period  Read more...
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Tanaka, Yukiko, 1940-
Women writers of Meiji and Taishō Japan.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)606435096
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yukiko Tanaka
ISBN: 0786408529 9780786408528
OCLC Number: 44110532
Description: vi, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Meiji's Pioneering Literary Women / Tanabe Kaho, Kishida Toshiko, Kimura Akebono, Wakamatsu Shizuko, Shimizu Toyoko --
The Ethos of Reactionary Conservativism and Women Writers / Kitada Usurai, Higuchi Ichiyo, Tazawa Inafune --
The Romantic Movement in Poetry / Yosano Akiko --
Women Writers of the Naturalist School / Mizuno Senko, Shiraki Shizu, Ojima Kikuko, Tamura Toshiko --
Taisho Liberalism and Women --
Epilogue: Toward the New Era of Literary Women: Nogami Yaeko.
Responsibility: by Yukiko Tanaka.

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The Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926), periods in Japanese history saw changes in both the way women wrote and the way they were read. This study of the women who wrote in the modern era  Read more...

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