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Author Kawaguchi, Yoko

Title Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture / Yoko Kawaguchi

Publ Info New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2010]
 CCE Main Collection  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GT3412 .K36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [285] - 328) and index
Contents Were they or weren't they? : Geishas and early Western perceptions of the morality of Japanese Women -- Geishas as artefact : artifice, ideal beauty and the natural woman -- Madam Butterfly's antecedents : the women of the ports and Japanese 'wives' -- Hara-Kiri! : Sadayakko and Madame Hanako on the Western stage -- From foe to friend : Geishas in Anglo-American popular culture before and after the Second World War -- Bunny-boiler or like a virgin : images of the Geisha in late twentieth-century America
LC subject Geishas -- History
Civilization, Western
ISBN 9780300115215 (cl : alk. paper)
0300115210 (cl : alk. paper)