In the Beginning Woman was the Sun

In the Beginning  Woman was the Sun

This is a story of a woman at once idealistic and elitist, fearless and vain, perceptive and brilliant.

Author: Raichō Hiratsuka

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231138130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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English translation original publication and copyright date: 2006.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Japanese Philosophy

Japanese Philosophy

HIRATSUKA Raichō 平塚らいてう 1911 「元始、女性は太陽であった――「青邨」発刊に際して」[ In the beginning , woman was the sun : On the inaugural issue of ...

Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824837075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1360

View: 638

With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from the writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of thought, many of them available in English for the first time. The Sourcebook editors have set out to represent the entire Japanese philosophical tradition—not only the broad spectrum of academic philosophy dating from the introduction of Western philosophy in the latter part of the nineteenth century, but also the philosophical ideas of major Japanese traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical significance of each tradition is laid out in an extensive overview, and each selection is accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of its author and helpful information on placing the work in its proper context. The bulk of the supporting material, which comprises nearly a quarter of the volume, is given to original interpretive essays on topics not explicitly covered in other chapters: cultural identity, samurai thought, women philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics. An introductory chapter provides a historical overview of Japanese philosophy and a discussion of the Japanese debate over defining the idea of philosophy, both of which help explain the rationale behind the design of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive glossary of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. Specialists will find information related to original sources and sinographs for Japanese names and terms in a comprehensive bibliography and general index. Handsomely presented and clearly organized for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook will be a cornerstone in Japanese studies for decades to come. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in traditional or contemporary Japanese culture and the way it has shaped and been shaped by its great thinkers over the centuries.
Categories: Philosophy

Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi

Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi

This book provides the first-English language translation of five essays that bear directly on the development of his thought and its legacy in Japanese culture.

Author: Albert M. Craig

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350096639

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 317

During the sweeping changes taking place in 19th century Japan, no thinker was more important than Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901). Born into a low-ranking samurai family, he traveled to Nagasaki at age nineteen to study Dutch. In 1858, he was sent to Edo to teach Dutch to domain students. In his spare time he taught himself English using a Dutch-English dictionary. Two years later, he was appointed a translator of diplomatic documents at the shogunal office of foreign affairs. In 1862, he founded a school that is now Keio University. Eager to introduce Western history and ideas to the Japanese, he wrote a series of books, including the bestselling Conditions in the West (1866). In the late 1870s, he turned his attention to the prospects for parliamentary government in Japan. The central government was firmly in place and elective prefectural assemblies were about to be established. He wrote essays on the workings of such a system, drawing on his earlier travels abroad and his reading of de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, and others. A realist and optimist, Fukuzawa assured his readers of the eventual success of parliamentary government in Japan. This book provides the first-English language translation of five essays that bear directly on the development of his thought and its legacy in Japanese culture.
Categories: History

Focus Japan

Focus Japan

Reality Business Terms 1920 photo of Raicho Hiratsuka ( far left ) - A pioneer in
Japan's women's movement . She is ... Among them was the poet Ms. Raicho
Hiratsuka , who wrote in the early 1900s : " In the beginning , woman was the sun
.

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ISBN: UIUC:30112062818288

Category: Industries

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Categories: Industries

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction

[“In the beginning, woman was truly the sun. An authentic person. Now she is the moon, a wan and sickly moon, dependent on another, reflecting another's ...

Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110381481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2220

View: 158

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense

... they quoted the opening words of Hiratsuka Raicho's feminist manifesto, reminding their audience that “in the beginning woman was the sun” and calling ...

Author: Miriam Silverberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520222731

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 248

"A sumptuously documented book, one that makes innovative use of the principle of montage to generate informative historical readings of Japan's myriad mass cultural phenomena in the early twentieth century. Both in terms of its scholarship and its methodology, this is a truly admirable work."—Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Brown University "As Miriam Silverberg has brilliantly shown here, the modern times of 1920s and ‘30s Japan were rendered in a cacophony of cultural mixing: a period of consumerist desires and Hollywood fantasy-making but also the rise of nationalist empire-building. Excavating its kaleidoscope of everyday culture Silverberg astutely offers a theory of montage for how Japanese subjects 'code-switched' in juggling the mixed cultural/political elements of these times. Utilizing a montage of media, texts, sites, and scholarship, Silverberg leads the reader into the terrain of the 'erotic grotesque nonsense' in a work that is as scintillating as it is theoretically important."—Anne Allison, author of Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination "Unlike other scholars who merely view ero-guro-nansensu in its literal meanings, Silverberg brilliantly documents it as a complex cultural aesthetic expressed in a spectrum of fascinating mass culture forms and preoccupations. With great erudition and humor, she traces the sensory and conceptual modes that are animated with potency and sophistication through this cultural metaphor. This book is destined to be a classic in Japan scholarship."—Laura Miller, author of Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics
Categories: History

Oku Mumeo and the Movements to Alter the Status of Women in Japan from the Taisho Period to the Present

Oku Mumeo and the Movements to Alter the Status of Women in Japan from the Taisho Period to the Present

In her poetic introduction to the first issue , Hiratsuka Raicho 282 wrote : In the
beginning , woman was the sun An authentic person Today she is the moon
Living through others Reflecting the brilliance of others . Hiratsuka referred in her
 ...

Author: Akiko Tokuza

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043129613

Category: Feminism

Page: 407

View: 975

Categories: Feminism

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

(O'Bryan 1956, 103) Human beings are then created by the Sun and White Bead Woman (Changing Woman) from male and female fetishes and white and yellow corn.

Author: Jerrold E. Levy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212770

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 545

Jerrold E. Levy's masterly analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big questions as the religions brought to North America by Europeans. Looking first at the historical context of the Navajo narratives, Levy points out that Navajo society has never during its known history been either homogeneous or unchanging, and he goes on to identify in the myths persisting traditions that represent differing points of view within the society. The major transformations of the Navajo people, from a northern hunting and gathering society to a farming, then herding, then wage-earning society in the American Southwest, were accompanied by changes not only in social organization but also in religion. Levy sees evidence of internal historical conflicts in the varying versions of the creation myth and their reflection in the origin myths associated with healing rituals. Levy also compares Navajo answers to the perennial questions about the creation of the cosmos and why people are the way they are with the answers provided by Judaism and Christianity. And, without suggesting that they are equivalent, Levy discusses certain parallels between Navajo religious ideas and contemporary scientific cosmology. The possibility that in the future Navajo religion will be as much altered by changing conditions as it has been in the past makes this fascinating account all the more timely.
Categories: History

The Wheel Extended

The Wheel Extended

OPINION FROM ABROAD - 5 JAPANESE WOMEN , | CHARMING AND
CHANGING Catherine Broderick lessened after ... s movement in Japan in lapan
called the Seito or bluestockings : " At the beginning of our history , woman was
the Sun .

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ISBN: UOM:39015020005859

Category: Automobile industry and trade

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Categories: Automobile industry and trade

In Pursuit of Universalism

In Pursuit of Universalism

There are more than a few who have gone from being geigi to women of the
nobility in one bound . ... Indeed , Hiratsuka's notorious proclamation “ In the
beginning woman was the sun ” had by this time become the slogan of the
nascent ...

Author: Alicia Volk

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215271839

Category: Art

Page: 308

View: 874

"Volk's impressive study rethinks the East-West binary often reiterated in discussions of Japanese modernism by reinserting local aspects into the universalizing tendencies of modernism itself. The book makes an important contribution to the growing literature on modern Japanese art history by providing an alternative comparative framework for understanding the global development of modernism that decenters Euro-America. Rigorously historical in her critique, Volk destabilizes our understanding of the Japanese experience of modernity through the prism of Yorozu's singular vision of the self, leaving us questioning conventional wisdom and contented to wobble."--Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University "In Volk's affectingly stunning and deeply reflective study of the Japanese artist Yorozu Tetsugorō's work between 1910-1930, we have a profoundly historical reminder of how modernism everywhere struggled to meet the demands of the new with the readymades of received artistic practices. In this study of Yorozu's utopian universalist project, Volk has imaginatively broadened our understanding of the modernist moment and perceptively captured its global program to unify art and life, contemporary culture and history."--Harry Harootunian, author of Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Community in Interwar Japan
Categories: Art

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

For an interpretation of Tsubaki no umi no ki , see Livia Monnet , “ In the
Beginning Woman Was the Sun : Autobiographies of Modern Japanese Women
Writers 2 , ” Japan Forum 1 / 2 ( October 1989 ) , 197 – 214 . 3 . See “ Ishimure -
san sho ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064607487

Category: Japan

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Categories: Japan

Sources of East Asian Tradition The modern period

Sources of East Asian Tradition  The modern period

In the early 1920s , feminism was the locus of intense and influential discussions
among women writers . The major topics were motherhood and ... In the
beginning , woman was the sun , An authentic person . Today she is the moon ,
Living ...

Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231143230

Category: History

Page: 1152

View: 970

In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers can experience a concise but no less comprehensive portrait of the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of East Asia. Volume 2 covers major events from 1600 to the present, including the initial contact of China, Korea, and Japan with the West; nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements in China, along with the Nationalist and Communist revolutions; Korea's encounter with imperialist Japan; and the Meiji Restoration, the emergence of political parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. De Bary maintains his trademark balance of source materials, including seminal readings in the areas of history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, thereby continuing his own tradition of providing an exceptional resource for teachers, scholars, students, and the general reader.
Categories: History

In the Beginning Was the Word

In the Beginning Was the Word

Key: Woman 1 — woman with a leader's voice Women — total of 4 women, minimum Man 1 ... Woman 1: Praise him, 2 Women: sun and moon; Woman 1: praise him, ...

Author: Dallas A. Brauninger

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9781556736209

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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Categories: Religion

Choice

Choice

In the beginning , woman was the sun , tr . by Teruko Craig . Columbia , 2006.
335p bibl afp ISBN 0231138121 , $ 35.00 May'07 , 44-5199 Gay life and culture :
a world history , ed . by Robert Aldrich . Universe , 2006. 384p bibl index ISBN ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017982452

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Modern Girls Shining Stars the Skies of Tokyo

Modern Girls  Shining Stars  the Skies of Tokyo

In her very famous opening declaration in Seito, she wrote, In the beginning women were truly the sun. They were true human beings. Now women are the moon.

Author: Phyllis Birnbaum

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 489

The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

East Asian History

East Asian History

It doesn't matter if you believe this , My friends , as long as you believe : All the
sleeping women Are now awake and ... manifesto “ In the beginning , woman
was the sun , ” which also appeared in the first edition of the journal Bluestocking
, is ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015051789801

Category: East Asia

Page:

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Categories: East Asia

Ideology and Patterns in Women s Education in Japan

Ideology and Patterns in Women s Education in Japan

The essay has been quoted for many years as a statement supporting the
independence of women . In the beginning , woman was truly the sun . She was
a genuine person . Now , woman is the moon , the sickly pale moon that can
shine only ...

Author: Tamie Kamiyama

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031563179

Category: Women

Page: 618

View: 874

Categories: Women

The Beginning and End of the Earth as We Know It

The Beginning and End of the Earth as We Know It

Revelation 12:1–2 The elements of this sign are: a woman, the sun, the moon, the stars, and a dragon. We easily recognize that that the woman is Mary, ...

Author: John W. Pyles

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617771927

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 807

I have a friend who recently told me that the Lord has to return this year because he can't hold out any longer. Others want to know when he is coming so they can slack off until that day. My reaction is radically different. The more facts that we learn about the end of the age, the more motivated we should become. Many Christians have the point of view that he hasn't returned in 2,000 years so there is no reason to believe that he will return in their lifetime. These people are in for a shock. Have you ever wondered if there was any way to tell when the world will end? Does it puzzle you why the Magi knew when Jesus came the first time and yet we are told that we can't know when he will return? John Pyles seeks to prove that we can indeed know the course and timetable of end-times events. Using a series of biblical clues, John establishes a timeline for Creation, the birth of Christ, and His Second Coming. We truly can know and understand The Beginning and End of the World as We Know It.
Categories: Religion

Painted by the Sun The Women s West Series Book 4

Painted by the Sun  The Women s West Series  Book 4

squint those puckers away, then realized the woman was scarred, ... She was beginning to realize she was occupying a sunny room where sheer muslin curtains ...

Author: Elizabeth Grayson

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614177401

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 407

Following the westward route of the Orphan Trains, itinerant photographer Shea Waterston is searching for the infant son she was forced to give up ten years ago. To pay her way, Shea photographs everything from church choirs to outlaws, and is setting up her camera at a hanging when she lands in Judge Gallimore's jail. Colorado Territorial Judge Cameron Gallimore, a strong but just man, damned himself years before with one fateful decision. But when Shea is hurt saving his life, Cameron takes her to his ranch--against his own better judgement--to recuperate. While there, Shea begins to suspect the Judge's ten-year-old son is her own lost child. But the boy's identity isn't the only secret Cam has, and just as Shea begins to heal the empty places in his heart, Cam's past catches up with him. Now Cameron must stand against his enemies to protect his boy and win Shea's love forever. AWARDS: Top 1001 Historical Romances, RT Book Club REVIEWS: "Grayson has a master's touch... in this seamless, wondrous Western tale." ~Book Page "You'll cherish the sheer wonder of a story that will make you cry and sigh with happiness." ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order So Wide the Sky Color of the Wind A Place Called Home Painted by the Sun Moon on the Water Bride of the Wilderness
Categories: Fiction