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By Michiko Suzuki

Presenting a clean exam of girls writers and prewar ideology, this booklet breaks new floor in its research of affection as a severe element of eastern tradition in the course of the early to mid-twentieth century. As a literary and cultural background of affection and feminine id, Becoming glossy Women makes a speciality of same-sex love, love marriage, and maternal love—new phrases at the moment; in doing so, it exhibits how the assumption of "woman," in the context of a colourful print tradition, used to be developed during the sleek adventure of affection. writer Michiko Suzuki's paintings enhances present scholarship on woman identities reminiscent of "Modern woman" and "New Woman," and translates women's fiction together with nonfiction from more than a few media—early feminist writing, sexology books, newspapers, bestselling love treatises, local ethnology, and historiography. whereas illuminating the ways that girls used and challenged principles approximately love, Suzuki explores the old and ideological shifts of the interval, underscoring the wider connections among gender, modernity, and nationhood.

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