Tsuda Umeko and Womens Education in Japan


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Tsuda Umeko was one of five young Japanese girls sent to the United States in 1871 by their government to be trained in the lore of domesticity. The new Meiji rulers defined a "true woman" as one who had learned to rear children who would be loyal and obedient to the state, and they looked to the "superior culture" of the West as the place to obtain such training. Eleven years later, Tsuda returned to Japan and presented herself as an authority on female education and women's roles. After some frustration and another trip ...

Tsuda Umeko and Womens Education in Japan 1992, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300051773