The Social and Gender Politics of Confucian Nationalism

Women and the Japanese Nation-State

  • Authors
  • Nicole L. Freiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nicole L. Freiner
    Pages 1-31
  3. Nicole L. Freiner
    Pages 33-51
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    Pages 53-79
  5. Nicole L. Freiner
    Pages 81-99
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    Pages 101-127
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    Pages 129-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-196

About this book


Freiner defines a new understanding of nationalism, with a focus on the ways in which the Japanese state has utilized Confucian philosophy to create a Japanese national identity and on the impact of this on women. She examines the key policy areas of education and social security alongside the roles that women have played in these initiatives.


gender identity national identity nationalism Policy social security women

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