Women Adrift : The Literature of Japan''s Imperial Body
By: Horiguchi, Noriko J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).ISBN: 9780816678785.Subject(s): Fascist aesthetics -- Japan -- History -- 20th century | Human body in literature | Japanese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Japanese literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Literature and society -- Japan -- History -- 20th century | National characteristics, Japanese, in literature | Women in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women Adrift : The Literature of Japan''s Imperial BodyDDC classification: 895.6/0992870904 | 895.60992870904 LOC classification: PL725 .H67 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Introduction: Japanese Women and Imperial Expansion; 1. Japan as a Body; 2. The Universal Womb; 3. Resistance and Conformity; 4. Behind the Guns: Yosano Akiko; 5. Self-Imposed Exile: Tamura Toshiko; 6. Wandering on the Periphery: Hayashi Fumiko; Conclusion: From Literary to Visual Memory of Empire; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Women's bodies contributed to the expansion of the Japanese empire. With this bold opening, Noriko J. Horiguchi sets out in Women Adrift to show how women's actions and representations of women's bodies redrew the border and expanded, rather than transcended, the empire of Japan. Discussions of empire building in Japan routinely employ the idea of kokutai-the national body-as a way of conceptualizing Japan as a nation-state. Women Adrift demonstrates how women impacted this notion, and how women's actions affected perceptions of the national body. Horiguchi broadens the debate over Japanese women's agency by focusing on works that move between naichi, the inner territory of the empire of Japan, and gaichi, the outer territory; specifically, she analyzes the boundary-crossing writings of three prominent female authors: Yosano Akiko (1878-1942), Tamura Toshiko (1884-1945), and Hayashi Fumiko (1904-1951). In these examples-and in Naruse Mikio's postwar film adaptations of Hayashi's work-Horiguchi reveals how these writers asserted their own agency by transgressing the borders of nation and gender. At the same time, we see how their work, conducted under various colonial conditions, ended up reinforcing Japanese nationalism, racialism, and imperial expansion. In her reappraisal of the paradoxical positions of these women writers, Horiguchi complicates narratives of Japanese empire and of women's role in its expansion.
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