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Author Watanabe, Jun'ichi, 1933-

Uniform Title Hanauzumi. English
Title Beyond the blossoming fields / Jun'ichi Watanabe ; translated by Deborah Iwabuchi and Anna Isozaki.

Imprint Richmond, U.K. : Alma, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  895.635 W29b 2008    ---  Available
Description 313 p. ; 22 cm.
Language Translation of: Hanauzumi.
Note Originally published: Tokyo : Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1970.
Summary As a young girl from a wealthy family, Ginko Ogino seems set for a conventional life in the male-dominated society of nineteenth-century Japan. But when she contracts gonorrhea from her husband, she suffers the disgrace of divorce. Forced to bear the humiliation of being treated by male doctors, she resolves to become a doctor herself in order to treat fellow female sufferers and spare them some of the shame she had to endure. Her struggle is not an easy one--her family disowns her, and she has to convince the authorities to take seriously the very idea of a female doctor and allow her to study alongside male medical students and take the licensing exam. Based on the real-life story of Ginko Ogino--Japan's first female doctor.--From publisher description.
Subject Ogino, Ginko, 1851-1913 -- Fiction.
Women physicians -- Japan -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Japan -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9781846880643
Standard No. NZ1 12336551
AU@ 000043522225
AU@ 000043522265
AU@ 000043553341
NLGGC 310028515
IG# 9781846880643

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