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Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia: A Feminist Poet from Japan Encounters Prewar China

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A valuable document for the study of the modern Japanese construction of "China" and "the Chinese," this important travelogue by Yosana Akiko -- one of Japan's greatest poets and a prominent spokeswoman during the early years of Japanese feminism -- charts her travels in Japanese-controlled Manchuria and Mongolia in 1928. Written during a tense period in Sino-Japanese relations, Yosana's travelogue clearly reveals the limits of her stated progressive leanings in the face of the imperialist project of which she could not ...

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