New PDF release: Girl Reading Girl in Japan (Asia's Transformations)

By Tomoko Aoyama,Barbara Hartley

Girl interpreting Girl presents the 1st evaluate of the cultural value of women and analyzing in glossy and modern Japan with emphasis at the tactics concerned whilst women examine different women.

The assortment examines the analyzing practices of actual lifestyles women from differing social backgrounds through the 20th century whereas a couple of chapters additionally ponder how fictional ladies learn realization is given to the varied cultural representations of the woman, or shôjo, who're the gadgets of the analyzing wishes of Japan’s actual lifestyles and fictional ladies. those representations look in quite a few genres, together with prose fiction, comparable to Yoshiya Nobuko’s Flower Stories and Takemoto Nobara’s Kamikaze Girls, and manga, reminiscent of Yoshida Akimi’s The Cherry Orchard. This quantity offers the paintings of pioneering girls students within the box of woman reports together with translations of a ground-breaking essay by way of Honda Masuko on analyzing women and Kawasaki Kenko’s reaction to prejudicial masculine opinions of best-selling novelist, Yoshimoto Banana. different themes diversity from the reception of Anne of eco-friendly Gables in Japan to women who write and browse male homoerotic narratives.


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