The Weak Body of a Useless Woman

Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration
Author: Anne Walthall
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226872353
Category: History
Page: 412
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In 1862, fifty-one-year-old Matsuo Taseko left her old life behind by traveling to Kyoto, the old imperial capital. Peasant, poet, and local political activist, Taseko had come to Kyoto to support the nativist campaign to restore the Japanese emperor and expel Western "barbarians." Although she played a minor role in the events that led to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, her actions were nonetheless astonishing for a woman of her day. Honored as a hero even before her death, Taseko has since been adopted as a patron saint by rightist nationalists. In telling Taseko's story, Anne Walthall gives us not just the first full biography in English of a peasant woman of the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), but also fresh perspectives on the practices and intellectual concerns of rural entrepreneurs and their role in the Meiji Restoration. Writing about Taseko with a depth and complexity that has thus far been accorded only to men of that time, Walthall has uncovered a tale that will captivate anyone concerned with women's lives and with Japan's dramatic transition to modernity.

Shinto


Author: Helen Hardacre
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190621710
Category: Shinto
Page: 720
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Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami. These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that local rites mirror the monarch's ceremonies. Through this theatre of state, it is thought, the human, natural, and supernatural worlds will align in harmony and prosper. Often called "the indigenous religion of Japan," Shinto's institutions, rituals, and symbols are omnipresent throughout the island nation. But, perhaps surprisingly, both its religiosity and its Japanese origins have been questioned. Hardacre investigates the claims about Shinto as the embodiment of indigenous tradition, and about its rightful place in the public realm. Shinto has often been represented in the West as the engine that drove Japanese military aggression. To this day, it is considered provocative for members of the government to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the Japanese war dead, and this features as a source of strain in Japan's relations with China and Korea. The Yasukuni Shrine is a debated issue in Japanese national politics and foreign relations and reliably attracts intensive media coverage. Hardacre contends, controversially, that it was the Allied Occupation that created this stereotype of Shinto as the religion of war, when in fact virtually all branches of Japanese religions were cheerleaders for the war and imperialism. The history and nature of Shinto are subjects of vital importance for understanding contemporary Japan, its politics, its international relations, and its society. Hardacre's magisterial work will stand as the definitive reference for years to come.

The Journal of Japanese Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Japan
Page: N.A
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

Gendering Modern Japanese History


Author: Barbara Molony,Kathleen S. Uno
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 607
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In the past quarter-century, gender has emerged as a lively area of inquiry for historians and other scholars. This text looks at the issue in the context of modern Japanese history, considering topics such as sexuality, gender prescriptions and same-sex and heterosexual relations.

Recreating Japanese Men


Author: Sabine Frühstück,Anne Walthall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950321
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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The essays in this groundbreaking book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. Recreating Japanese Men examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity. Contributors address key questions about Japanese manhood ranging from icons such as the samurai to marginal men including hermaphrodites, robots, techno-geeks, rock climbers, shop clerks, soldiers, shoguns, and more. In addition to bringing historical evidence to bear on definitions of masculinity, contributors provide fresh analyses on the ways contemporary modes and styles of masculinity have affected Japanese men’s sense of gender as authentic and stable.

Journal of Asian History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Women and Class in Japanese History


Author: Hitomi Tonomura,Anne Walthall,Haruko Wakita
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
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Women and Class in Japanese History marks an important moment not only in the study of gender and women in Japanese society but also in the development of collaborative efforts between Japanese and Western scholars on the subject. It is a product of half a decade of international seminars and discussions held among scholars of various disciplines and perspectives who share the goal of promoting a better understanding of the historical and contemporary constructions of gender in Japan. Their conclusions, presented in the fourteen essays in this volume, will attract people interested both in the history of Japan and the history of women.

American Book Publishing Record


Author: R.R. Bowker company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Books in Print, 2004-2005


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835246477
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Japanische Anthropologie

die Natur des Menschen in der konfuzianischen Neoklassik am Angang des 18. Jahrhunderts, Jinsai und Sorai
Author: Gerhard Leinss
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447037815
Category: Philosophical anthropology
Page: 302
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Sex for one

die Lust am eigenen Körper
Author: Betty Dodson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442162536
Category:
Page: 159
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Die Bildung der Gefühle


Author: Ute Frevert,Christoph Wulf
Publisher: Springer VS
ISBN: 9783531184036
Category: Education
Page: 238
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Unter dem Leitthema 'Die Bildung der Gefühle' werden in diesem Sonderheft der ZfE Gefühle als kulturelle Dispositionen in den Blick genommen, die gelernt, anerzogen und sozialisiert werden. Die institutionellen Kontexte, in denen eine solche Bildung und Erziehung von Gefühlen stattfinden, sind vielfältig. In den Beitägen werden Aspekte zu Bereichen wie Familie und frühe Kindheit, Elementar- und Sekundarschule, Jugendliche und Peer groups, Medien und Regligion untersucht. Aus jeweils pädagogischen, historischen und interkulturellen Perspektiven werden Institutionen in ihren emotionalen Erziehungsansprüchen und -leistungen analysiert: im interdisziplinäre Ansatz werden ähnliche Akzentsetzungen, aber auch Differenzen und Verschiebungen in Raum und Zeit wahrgenommen und reflektiert.

Die soziale Konstruktion des japanischen Alpinismus

Kultur, Ideologie und Sport im modernen Bergsteigen
Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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Die Posaune wird erschallen

"cargo"-kulte in Melanesien
Author: Peter Worsley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 498
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Geschichte Japans

von 1800 bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Reinhard Zöllner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825226831
Category: Japan
Page: 457
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Weißes Rauschen

Roman
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 346231839X
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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»DeLillo ist zweifellos einer der Meister des politischen Romans unserer Epoche. Vor allem aber ist er ein begnadeter Erzähler.« Uwe Wittstock, Die Welt. Jack Gladney ist Professor für Hitler-Studien an einem amerikanischen College. Er und seine fünfte Frau Babette leben gemeinsam mit ihren vier Kindern aus verschiedenen Ehen in einem sympathischen Chaos. Doch als sich in einer nahen Chemiefabrik ein Giftgasunfall ereignet, nimmt ihr ganzes Leben eine jähe Wendung ...

Vier Jahre Politischer Mord


Author: Emil Julius Gumbel
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146554397X
Category: Assassination
Page: 149
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