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Author Corbett, Rebecca, author

Title Cultivating femininity : women and tea culture in Edo and Meiji Japan / Rebecca Corbett
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 189 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
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
Analysis Chanoyu
Japanese tea culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Description based on print version record
Subject Japanese tea ceremony -- History -- 18th century.
Japanese tea ceremony -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Japan -- Economic conditions.
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017025008
ISBN 082487207X (electronic bk.)
0824878396 (electronic bk.)
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