This thesis focuses on Hiratsuka Raichou, a prominent Japanese feminist, and Tsuda Umeko, a famous educator, and their published works in regards to the nationalistic Meiji state. By analyzing their work, as well as the contexts within which they operated, a new perspective on feminism in Japan can be put forward: that feminism, like many other movements in Japan during the same period, was affected extensively by Japanese nationalism and the cult of imperial personality.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Date of Award
Bruce, Alix, "Steel Chrysanthemums: Feminism and Nationalist Rhetoric in Meiji Japan" (2014). History Theses. 8.