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Author Corbett, Rebecca, author.

Title Cultivating femininity : women and tea culture in Edo and Meiji Japan / Rebecca Corbett.

Publication Info. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 189 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Women and tea culture in early modern Japan -- A handbook for elite women's tea in the eighteenth century -- A handbook for women's tea in the nineteenth century -- Guides for cultivating femininity -- Guides for modern life -- Epilogue : beyond the Meiji period.
Summary The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett writes women back into this history and shows how tea practice for women was understood, articulated, and promoted in the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods. Viewing chanoyu from the lens of feminist and gender theory, she sheds new light on tea's undeniable influence on the formation of modern understandings of femininity in Japan. Cultivating Femininity offers a new perspective on the prevalence of tea practice among women in modern Japan. It presents a fresh, much-needed approach, one that will be appreciated by students and scholars of Japanese history, gender, and culture, as well as by tea practitioners.
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Subject Japanese tea ceremony -- History -- 18th century.
Japanese tea ceremony -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions.
Women -- Japan -- Economic conditions.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Japanese tea ceremony. (OCoLC)fst00981955
Women -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176665
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Indexed Term History
Japanese tea culture
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Corbett, Rebecca. Cultivating femininity 9780824872076 (DLC) 2017025008 (OCoLC)990057246
ISBN 9780824878405 (electronic bk.)
082487840X (electronic bk.)
9780824872076 (electronic bk.)
082487207X (electronic bk.)
9780824878399 (electronic bk.)
0824878396 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000065266615
CHNEW 001035185
CHVBK 556236467

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