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- DescriptionWinner of the 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. The famous ryosai kenbo or 'good wife, wise mother' role of Japanese women was, in fact, t a traditional Confucian view but a modern construct - its first appearance in Japan being the latter half of the nineteenth century. Girls at the time were proud to fulfill their new role of contributing to t just the family but to the formation of the state. Koyama's discovery has transformed how we see modern women's history in Japan and East Asia as a whole.
- Author BiographyKoyama Shizuko, Ph.D. (2003), Kyoto University, is Professor of Human and Environmental Studies at that university. She has published monographs and many articles on the history of Japanese education and women.
- Author(s)Shizuko Koyama
- Date of Publication15/11/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Note8 black & white tables
- Weight374 g
- Width16 mm
- Height24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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