Revolutionizing the Japanese Family: Miyamoto Yuriko's "The Family of Koiwai"

  title={Revolutionizing the Japanese Family: Miyamoto Yuriko's "The Family of Koiwai"},
  author={Heather Bowen-Struyk},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={479 - 507}
Miyamoto [Chūjō]Yuriko’s short story “TheFamily ofKoiwai” [“Koiwaino ikka,” 1934] presents a family as a revolutionary unit.1 The piece is unusual in Japanese proletarian literature for locating revolutionary consciousness within a family; it is extraordinary for leaving no textual clues to contradict its assumption that the family is anatural site for the incubationofproletarian consciousness.2 I stress its singularity because Japanese proletarian writers generally tended to treat the ie, a… 
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