Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia: A Feminist Poet from Japan Encounters Prewar China

Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia: A Feminist Poet from Japan Encounters Prewar China

by Yosano Akiko
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231123191

ISBN-13: 9780231123198

Pub. Date: 09/19/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) was one of Japan's greatest poets and translators from classical Japanese. Her output was extraordinary, including twenty volumes of poetry and the most popular translation of the ancient classic The Tale of Genji into modern Japanese. The mother of eleven children, she was a prominent feminist and frequent contributor to Japan's

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Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) was one of Japan's greatest poets and translators from classical Japanese. Her output was extraordinary, including twenty volumes of poetry and the most popular translation of the ancient classic The Tale of Genji into modern Japanese. The mother of eleven children, she was a prominent feminist and frequent contributor to Japan's first feminist journal of creative writing, Seito (Blue stocking).

In 1928 at a highpoint of Sino-Japanese tensions, Yosano was invited by the South Manchurian Railway Company to travel around areas with a prominent Japanese presence in China's northeast. This volume, translated for the first time into English, is her account of that journey. Though a portrait of China and the Chinese, the chronicle is most revealing as a portrait of modern Japanese representations of China—and as a study of Yosano herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231123198
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Yosano Akiko and Her China Travelogue of 1928, by Joshua A. FogelTravels in Manchuria and Mongolia, by Yosano Akiko

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