In Close Association: Local Activist Networks in the Making of Japanese Modernity, 1868-1920
The first English-language study to examine local networks of women and men who built modern Japan in the Meiji period. It uncovers how a colorful group of Okayama-based activists founded institutions, promoted social reform, and advocated "civilization and enlightenment" while forging pathbreaking conceptions of self and society. Placing gender analysis at its core, the study offers fresh perspectives on what women did beyond domestic boundaries while showing men's lives too were embedded in home and kin.
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