Women getting a ‘university’ education in Meiji Japan: discourses, realities, and individual lives

  title={Women getting a ‘university’ education in Meiji Japan: discourses, realities, and individual lives},
  author={Mara Patessio},
  journal={Japan Forum},
  pages={556 - 581}
  • M. Patessio
  • Published 28 November 2013
  • Education
  • Japan Forum
Abstract During the late Meiji period (1890–1912), private and governmental educational institutions were set up to raise ryōsai kenbo (good wives and wise mothers) who could help in the formation and development of a strong Japan. However, that was only part of the story. During the same years there were also educators and female students asking for more educational opportunities, even at the university level, and it was especially in those years that the first institutions of female higher… 

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