• Media type: Book
  • Title: The East Asian modern girl : women, media, and colonial modernity in the interwar years
  • Contributor: Wang, Sumei [HerausgeberIn]
  • Published: Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2021
  • Published in: Modern Asian art and visual culture ; 6
  • Extent: xii, 212 Seiten; Illustrationen
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9789004424661
  • Origination:
  • RVK notation: MS 1260 : China und Hongkong
    MS 1265 : Japan
    MS 1267 : Korea (Nord- und Süd-)
    MS 3155 : Geschichte der Frauenbewegung
    AP 19610 : Zentral- und Ostasien, Hinterer Orient
  • Keywords: Women in mass media History 20th century ; Women East Asia Social conditions 20th century ; Women East Asia History 20th century
  • Description: Introduction /Sumei Wang --Mass media and the modern girl in 1930s colonial Taiwan /Sumei Wang --Progressive or immoral? Representations of the modern girl in print media of 1930s Taiwan /Pei-yin Lin --Modernity through heterogeneity: historicizing the modern girl in colonial Korea /Jiyoung Suh --Urban intrigues: crime, romance, and the modern girl in colonial Korea detective fiction /Jina E. Kim --Colonial modernity, beauty, health, and hygiene: centering on Japanese cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and medicine advertisements in Shengjing Times (Shengjing Shibao) /Yongmei Wu --The wartime modern girl in Japan: changes in female images in cosmetic advertisements of Housewife's Friend (Shufu No Tomo) from the 1930s to the 1940s /Ayuu Ishida --"Women such as the Dan" and a Hong Kong colonial modernity /Ching Yau --The framed female image: a pictorial semiotic analysis of classic Shanghai calendar posters during the 1910s-1930s /I-fen Chen and Hsiu-hui Sun --Conclusion /Sumei Wang.

    "The East Asian Modern Girl' reports the long-neglected experiences of modern women in East Asia during the interwar period. The edited volume includes original studies on the modern girl in Taiwan, Korea, Manchuria, Japan, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, which reveal differentiated forms of colonial modernity, influences of global media and the struggles of women at the time. The advent of the East Asian modern girl is particularly meaningful for it signifies a separation from traditional Confucian influences and progression toward global media and capitalism, which involves high political and economic tension between the East and West. This book presents geo-historical investigations on the multi-force triggered phenomenon and how it eventually contributed to greater post-war transformations"--Back cover
  • Footnote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-208) and index


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