Tsuda Umeko and Women's Education in Japan

Overview

In this compelling biography, Barbara Rose tells the story of Tsuda Umeko, an American-educated Japanese woman who founded the first institution of higher education for women in Japan. Setting Tsuda's life and achievements in the context of the women's movements and the ideology of female domesticity in turn-of-the-century America and Japan, Rose shows how Tsuda's experiences illustrate the contradictions and ironies behind Japan's changing views of women and the West.
...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $19.50   
  • New (3) from $58.62   
  • Used (4) from $19.50   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this compelling biography, Barbara Rose tells the story of Tsuda Umeko, an American-educated Japanese woman who founded the first institution of higher education for women in Japan. Setting Tsuda's life and achievements in the context of the women's movements and the ideology of female domesticity in turn-of-the-century America and Japan, Rose shows how Tsuda's experiences illustrate the contradictions and ironies behind Japan's changing views of women and the West.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her well-researched study, a former English instructor at a Japanese college details the efforts of a samurai daughter in turn-of-the-century Tokyo to improve the lot of upper-class women. Sent by the Japanese government to the U.S. at age six to absorb Western ideas, Tsuda Umeko lived for 11 years in a privileged American home and went to private schools. She returned to Tokyo with notions reflecting an American reformist vision of feminine roles. Arguing that women should be more than domestic slaves and the bearers of sons, she believed higher education made women more interesting companions for their husbands. The Women's English School she founded in 1900 offered both intellectual stimulation and teacher-training as an economic alternative to unsuitable marriages. This very readable scholarly work opens intriguing vistas on Japanese women's history. ( Feb. )
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300051773
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Ch. 1 Introduction: The Old Life & the New 1
Ch. 2 To Study for the Good of Our Countrywomen, 1871-1882 8
Ch. 3 My Right, & My Place, 1882-1889 37
Ch. 4 Woman's Paramount Sphere, 1889-1899 81
Ch. 5 To Know the Contents of Life for Ourselves, 1900-1929 124
Ch. 6 Conclusion: In Quiet Places, in Quiet Ways 160
Notes 165
Bibliography 189
Index 199
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)