Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan: The Development of the Feminist Movement

  title={Women and Public Life in Early Meiji Japan: The Development of the Feminist Movement},
  author={Mara Patessio},
Winner of the 2nd place in the 2012 European Association for Japanese Studies Book Prize. "In this clear and wonderfully informative study, Mara Patessio steps beyond the more traditional focus on 'great lives' or 'important movements' to explore the complicated social networks that drew Meiji women together across boundaries of class and region earlier imagined as impermeable. While offering affecting portraits of notable female educators, students, writers, and activists, Patessio suggests… 

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