Overview

"Written during the Meiji period, the pivotal era in the history of modern Japan, this unique work offers a fascinating view of Japanese girls and women at the turn of the century. As the author writes in her preface, 'While Japan as a whole has been closely studied and while much and varied information has been gathered about the country and its people, one half of the population has been left entirely unnoticed, passed over with the briefest mention, or altogether misunderstood. It is of this neglected half that I have written, in the hope that ...
See more details below
Japanese girls and women

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
FREE
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

"Written during the Meiji period, the pivotal era in the history of modern Japan, this unique work offers a fascinating view of Japanese girls and women at the turn of the century. As the author writes in her preface, 'While Japan as a whole has been closely studied and while much and varied information has been gathered about the country and its people, one half of the population has been left entirely unnoticed, passed over with the briefest mention, or altogether misunderstood. It is of this neglected half that I have written, in the hope that the whole fabric of Japanese social life will be better comprehended when the women of the country are better known and understood.' In The Mikado's Empire, W. E. Griffis, the leading Western writer on Japan at the time, wrote 'The whole question of the position of women - in history, social life, education, employment, authorship, art, marriage, concubinage, prostitution, benevolent labour, the ideals of literature, popular superstition, etc - discloses such a wide and fascinating field of inquiry that I wonder no one has yet entered it.' This is the challenge that Alice Mabel Bacon took up and executed brilliantly."--BOOK JACKET.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940018789956
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 566 KB

Meet the Author

Alice M. Bacon was a private American scholar and keen social observer who resided for many years in Japan. She was the first Western woman to live in a Japanese household.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Ch. I Childhood 1
Ch. II Education 31
Ch. III Marriage and Divorce 49
Ch. IV Wife and Mother 72
Ch. V Old Age 99
Ch. VI Court Life 118
Ch. VII Life in Castle and Yashiki 141
Ch. VIII Samurai Women 163
Ch. IX Peasant Women 189
Ch. X Life in the Cities 219
Ch. XI Domestic Service 246
Ch. XII Within the Home 267
Ch. XIII Ten Years of Progress 296
Index 331
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)