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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579251
Title:
The Misogynistic Culture of Heian Japan
Author:
Greer, Rebecca Joy
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Heian era of Japan is a period characterized by a court society enamored with all things beautiful and poetic. Within that society, court men and women produced many great, long-lasting works of art, not the least of which were works of poetry and literature. Some of the most famous of these literary and poetic pieces were authored by women of the court, such as The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. Considering the great accomplishments of these women, one might be lead to believe that these women enjoyed lives of respect and opportunity, however; this could not be further from the truth. Women of the Heian era lived their lives from a position of inferiority with no chance at achievements at the level of men. In my paper, I argue that, through the writings of court men and women of the Heian era, an intrinsic misogyny within the culture is revealed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; East Asian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Camp, Margaret

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Misogynistic Culture of Heian Japanen_US
dc.creatorGreer, Rebecca Joyen
dc.contributor.authorGreer, Rebecca Joyen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe Heian era of Japan is a period characterized by a court society enamored with all things beautiful and poetic. Within that society, court men and women produced many great, long-lasting works of art, not the least of which were works of poetry and literature. Some of the most famous of these literary and poetic pieces were authored by women of the court, such as The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon. Considering the great accomplishments of these women, one might be lead to believe that these women enjoyed lives of respect and opportunity, however; this could not be further from the truth. Women of the Heian era lived their lives from a position of inferiority with no chance at achievements at the level of men. In my paper, I argue that, through the writings of court men and women of the Heian era, an intrinsic misogyny within the culture is revealed.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEast Asian Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorCamp, Margareten
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