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Author Gulliver, Katrina

Title Modern women in China and Japan : gender, feminism and global modernity between the wars / Katrina Gulliver

Publ Info London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012
 RWU Main Library  HQ1768 .G85 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ1768 .G85 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ1768 .G85 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 189 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Series Library of modern China studies ; 2
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-187) and index
At the dawn of the 1930s a new empowered and liberated image of the female was taking root in popular culture in the West. This 'modern woman' archetype was also penetrating into Eastern cultures, however, challenging the Chinese and Japanese historical norm of the woman as homemaker, servant or geisha. Through a focus on the writings of the Western women who engaged with the Far East, and the Eastern writers and personalities who reacted to this new global gender communication by forming their own separate identities, Katrina Gulliver reveals the complex redefining of the self taking place in a crucial time of political and economic upheaval. Including an analysis of the work of Nobel Prize laureate Pearl S. Buck, The Modern Woman in China and Japan is an important contribution to gender studies and will appeal to historians and scholars of China and East Asia as well as to those studying Asian and American literature
LC subject Women -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- 20th century
ISBN 9781848859395 (hbk)
1848859392 (hbk)