The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan Early modern Japan was a military bureaucratic state governed by patriarchal and patrilineal principles and laws During this time however women had considerable power to directly affect social struc

  • Title: The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan
  • Author: Marcia Yonemoto
  • ISBN: 9780520292000
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Early modern Japan was a military bureaucratic state governed by patriarchal and patrilineal principles and laws During this time, however, women had considerable power to directly affect social structure, political practice, and economic production This apparent contradiction between official norms and experienced realities lies at the heart of The Problem of Women in EEarly modern Japan was a military bureaucratic state governed by patriarchal and patrilineal principles and laws During this time, however, women had considerable power to directly affect social structure, political practice, and economic production This apparent contradiction between official norms and experienced realities lies at the heart of The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan Examining prescriptive literature and instructional manuals for women as well as diaries, memoirs, and letters written by and about individual women from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century Marcia Yonemoto explores the dynamic nature of Japanese women s lives during the early modern era.

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    1. This book is interesting and very readable. Yonemoto's use of sources - which include instructional manuals, diaries, plays, ukiyo-e, etc. - help her paint a more complete portrait of samurai women's lives. I believe her book would spark fruitful discussions in an undergraduate course. However, the comparisons between early modern Japan and other East Asian societies were facile and did not contribute to her argument. I cannot speak for Korea, but marriage practices in China were infinitely more [...]

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