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Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium

Susan L. Burns and Barbara J. Brooks


Beginning in the nineteenth century, law as practice, discourse, and ideology became a powerful means of reordering gender relations in modern nation-states and their colonies around the world. This book puts developments in Japan and its empire in dialogue with this global phenomenon. Arguing against the popular stereotype of Japan as a non-litigious society, the book explores how in Japan and its colonies, as elsewhere in the modern world, law became a fundamental means of creating and regulating gendered subjects and social norms in the period from the 1870s to the 1950s. Rather than viewin ... More

Keywords: civil law, gender relations, Japanese colonies, criminal law, administrative law, reproductive rights, human rights, sexuality, prostitution, criminality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824837150
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824837150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan L. Burns, editor
University of Chicago

Barbara J. Brooks, editor

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