Women in Japanese Society: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected English Language Materials

Women in Japanese Society: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected English Language Materials

by Kristina R. Huber, Kathryn Sparling


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This exhaustive bibliography contains more than 2,300 annotated entries on the lives of women in Japan. It includes books and book chapters, articles in scholarly journals and popular magazines, and published conference papers. The authors have diligently researched databases, bibliographies, and indexes, and have based their detailed annotations on a close examination of the works cited. The volume lists works published in English from 1841 to the present, and a particularly significant feature is the inclusion of literary works by Japanese women. The book is further balanced by material on non-Japanese women living in Japan. All materials are available in the United States through standard interlibrary loan sources.

A valuable introduction provides detailed instructions for using the volume. The bibliography is divided into a number of broad sections on the public and private lives of women, and entries in each section are grouped in more specific categories covering home life, politics, education, religion, careers, the arts, and other areas. The sections on literature briefly introduce the lives and works of poets and prose writers, listing their individual works available in English translation. A concluding section provides access to reviews and overviews of scholarship on women in Japan. The extensive author, title, and subject indexes make this book of tremendous value to researchers in a wide range of disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313252969
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/15/1992
Series: Bibliographies and Indexes in Women's Studies , #16
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

KRISTINA RUTH HUBER is a Reference and Bibliographic Instruction Librarian and an Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. She has published several articles in Research Strategies and is the compiler of one other book-length bibliography. Her long-standing interest in Japan dates from her experiences as an AFS exchange student and her studies at Earlham College and the International Division of Waseda University.

KATHRYN SPARLING is Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. She has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies and elsewhere, and has translated two books from Japanese into English. Her current research is in fiction by contemporary Japanese women.

Table of Contents

Women's Place; A Variety of Perspectives

Women in the Private Sphere

Women at Home: Marriage, Mothering and Homemaking


Religion and Spirituality

Fashion, Leisure, Sports

Women as Consumers

Women in the Public Sphere

Women Earning a Living

Legal Status of Women

Status of Women as Reflected in the Spoken Language


Political and Social Activism

Women during War

Women as Artists, Performers and Writers

Women as Artists and Performers

Modern Prose Writers: Fiction, Drama, Essays

Modern Poets

Premodern Prose Writers: Tales, Diaries, Miscellanies

Premodern Poets


Non-Japanese Women in Japan

Reviews and Overviews of Scholarship on Women

Chronology of Historical Periods

Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee Index

Title Phrase, Series, Proceedings Index

Subject Index

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