Reforming Japan Hardback

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period

by Elizabeth Dorn Lublin;

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Reforming Japan

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In 1902 the WCTU petitioned the Japanese government to stop rewarding good deeds with sake cups. Alcohol production and consumption, its members argued, led to suicide, bankruptcy, and child abandonment. The campaign was part of a wide-ranging reform program to oppose licensed prostitution, eradicate drinking and smoking, improve the lives of women, and spread Christianity. As Elizabeth Dorn Lublin argues, the WCTU's activism belies received notions of women in Meiji Japan. Far from being politically submissive, members felt a duty to shape government policy and believed that their moral values and religious beliefs were essential to their vision. They did not passively accept and propagate government policy - they defined social problems and tried to shape official solutions.

Reforming Japan by Elizabeth Dorn Lublin was published by University of British Columbia Press in May 2010. The ISBN for Reforming Japan is 9780774818162.

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Details for Reforming Japan

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press (May 2010)
Number of Pages256
Thickness26 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code2744426
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