It is a time when women in many parts of the world are questioning the roles, life styles, and values by which women have lived for centuries. The contributors are American women engaged in studying various aspects of the life patterns of Japanese women in many walks of life and have published their findings in this volume. We come from a variety
Table of Contents
Preface -- Foreword -- Evolution of the Feminine Ideal -- Women in Rural Japan -- Women in Factories -- “Office Ladies” -- Women in Family Businesses -- Women in Service Industries -- Bar Hostesses -- Women in Teaching -- Women in the Professions -- Women in Media -- Women in the Political System -- Women in Sports -- Women and Suicide -- Conclusions
"Joyce Lebra is professor of Japanese history at the University of Colorado. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard/Radcliffe and has spent eight years in Japan doing research and writing. Among her books on Japan are Jungle Alliance: Japan and the Indian National Army (Singapore: Asia/Pacific Press, 1971); Ōkuma Shigenobu, Statesman of Meiji Japan (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1973); and Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere in World War II (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1975). Joy Paulson is a graduate student in history at the University of Colorado. She has a B.A. in East Asian Studies and history from the University of Colorado and has taught courses on Japanese women in experimental studies there. She hopes to do her dissertation on Japanese women and the media. Elizabeth Powers graduated from Indiana University and the University of Texas in Germanic languages. She studied for two years in Germany and was an editor at the University of Texas Press for two years. She also worked as editor of International Publications at the University of Tokyo Press. "