Women In Japan Essay

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Thesis: Comparative examination of women’s issues in Japan and Korea during 1860s to 1945 Bernstein, Gail Lee. “Women in Rural Japan” In Women In Changing Japan, edited by Lebra Joyce, Paulson Joy and Power Elizabeth. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1976. This is a writing of an interview of woman’s name Misao Kawabata. This autobiography depicts Misao and her life during pre-World War II, and other Japanese women in rural areas. She describes women’s life as it relates to all facets of life concerning Japanese women such as marriage and extended family relationships, to living on farms, and the state of education in these rural areas. Gamble, Adam, and Takesato Watanabe. A Public Betrayed: An inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Pub., 2004. Print. This book depicts how Japanese behaved both before and after the World War II. In this book, it describes how Japanese military slaves (a.k.a. comfort women) was made, what motivated Japan to do these abuses. Hunter, Janet. “Gender, economics and industrialization: approaches to the economic history of Japanese women, 1868-1945.” In Japanese women, emerging from subservience, 1868-1945, edited by Tomida Hiroko and Daniels Gordon. Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2005, 119-144. This author suggested that there is a disparity of records pertaining to the writing of economic history of women in regards to other records written during this time (1868-1945). She describes how the comparative study of Japanese women to other industrialized nations during this time period is difficult; due to the relatively short time period in which Japan transformed from a Chinese influenced, isolationist country to a super power. This also reflects... ... middle of paper ... ... 日本軍「慰安婦」関係資料集成Nihongun "ianfu" Kankei Shiryō Shūsei. Tōkyō: Akashi Shoten, 2006. Print. This is a data compilation of comfort women. Author studied in the University in Korea, specifically about women and Korean history. Since this book is just a collection of data, there are neither author’s opinion nor statement. Yoo, Theodore Jun. The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. This book discusses how women during the late 19th century and early 20th century were educated and emerged as leaders. The book describes the onset of Japanese colonization in the Korean peninsula, and how female students adapted Korean culture to meet the new social changes introduced by the West. It also describes how women in this period attempted to bridge the traditional and the contemporary.

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