Shōfujin (Little Women): Recreating Jo for the Girls of Meiji Japan

@article{Dollase2010ShfujinW,
  title={Shōfujin (Little Women): Recreating Jo for the Girls of Meiji Japan},
  author={Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase},
  journal={Japanese Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={247 - 262}
}
Louisa May Alcott's famous novel Little Women has been translated into Japanese several times. It was first rendered accessible to Japanese readers at the end of the Meiji period in 1906 by an amateur translator, Kitada Shūho, about whom very little is known. This article discusses how Kitada's version introduced the concept of the Christian home and the idea of modern womanhood to the Japanese audience. The approach taken by the translator throws valuable light on the cultural norms of Meiji… 
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