Read Japanese Literature

The Women Writers of Meiji Japan

May 06, 2022 Alison Fincher Season 1 Episode 9
Read Japanese Literature
The Women Writers of Meiji Japan
Show Notes

Last episode, we talked about the coming of the West and the way it impacted Japanese literature.

This time we’re talking about women as they take up a prominent position in the story of Japanese literature for the first time in almost 1000 years.

Special focus on Ichiyō Higuchi and her best-beloved story "Takekurabe".

Notes and sources are available on the podcast episode webpage.