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The New Japanese Woman: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan

  title={The New Japanese Woman: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan},
  author={Barbara Hamill Sato},
Presenting a vivid social history of "the new woman" that emerged in Japanese culture between the world wars, The New Japanese Woman shows how images of modern women burst into Japanese life in the midst of the urbanization, growth of the middle class, and explosion of consumerism resulting from the postwar economic boom, particularly in the 1920s. Barbara Sato analyzes the icons that came to represent the new urban femininity-the "modern girl," the housewife, and the professional working woman… 

Imagining Radical Women in Interwar Japan: Leftist and Feminist Perspectives

  • Angela Coutts
  • History, Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2012
This article explores the relationship between the female body and revolution in Japan during an era of immense social change (1923–31). It focuses on the different ways in which the female body is

The "New Woman" on the Stage: The Making of a Gendered Public Sphere in Interwar Iran and Egypt

During the interwar period in Iran and Egypt, local and regional manifestation of tajadod/al-jidida (modernity) as a “cultural identity crisis” created the nationalist image and practice of zan-e

Japanese Childhood, Modern Childhood: The Nation-State, the School, and 19th-Century Globalization

This article explores the creation of a concept of childhood in Japan during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite the claims of modern Japanese commentators to the contrary, childhood as a

Rethinking Feminism in Colonial Korea: Kang Kyǒngae and 1930s Socialist Women's Literature

In the early 1930s, a new group of women writers with a leftist inclination emerged on the Korean literary scene. Some critics have questioned the feminist commitment of these writers, suggesting

Japanese Avant-garde and the Moga (“Modern Girl”)

From the late Meiji era through the early Showa period, Japanese culture not only adopted industrialization from the imperial West, but also exchanged radical artistic practices. Along with artistic

Japanese Feminists After Versailles: Between the State and the Ethnic Nation

One of the striking effects of the end of WWI and the Paris Peace Conference on Japanese society was the renewed impetus it gave to women's rights discourses and feminist organizing in the 1920s.

Beauty, Soft Power, and the Politics of Womanhood During the U.S. Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952

This article examines the promotion of American ideals of womanhood and beauty by the military forces that occupied Japan following World War II. It analyzes an array of U.S. Occupation records,

Reading the Bodies and Voices of Naichi Women in Japanese-Ruled Taiwan

In the July 1934 issue of Taiwan fujinkai (Taiwan women’s world), a journal meant for women living in colonial Taiwan, the Japanese editor, Kakinuma Fumiaki (or Bunmei),1 published a story by an

Gender and Literary Production in Modern Japan: The Role of Female‐Run Journals in Promoting Writing by Women during the Interwar Years

  • Angela Coutts
  • Art, History
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2006
T here is surprisingly little scholarship available in the West on Japanese women’s literary production in the modern era (1868–1937). Writing by women underwent a revival during this time, and a

Self and the city : a modern woman's journey : Miyamoto Yuriko in the Soviet Union and Europe, 1927-1930

As the daughter of liberal-minded and affluent parents, the writer Miyamoto Yuriko (1899–1951) had unusual freedom for a young Japanese woman in defining herself. Her pivotal three years in Soviet