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Naturalizing the Alien: Yosano Akiko’s Revolution in Verse

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetic revolution accomplished mainly by Yosano Akiko: the modernization of traditional Japanese verse through the rewriting in language and content of waka, the mainstream ... More


The Demon within: Yosano Akiko and Motherhood

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the poetry and prose Akiko wrote about childbirth. This was an equally revolutionary theme in its day since childbirth was a taboo topic in literature, the prejudice against ... More


Women Philosophers

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of women philosophers in Japan. It begins with a discussion of the beginnings and development of women's philosophy in modern Japan before considering how various ... More


Write Your Mother: Finding a Space for Pregnancy in Japanese Literature

Amanda C. Seaman

in Writing Pregnancy in Low-Fertility Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859886
eISBN:
9780824872960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859886.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the literary history of Japanese women writing about pregnancy and childbirth, focusing on two key figures in this development. The first is Meiji-era poet Yosano Akiko whose ... More


The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More


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