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The subversive girl and national discourse in pre-war Japan: Takeda Taijun's Kizoku no kaidan

Citation

Hartley, BT, The subversive girl and national discourse in pre-war Japan: Takeda Taijun's Kizoku no kaidan, Asian Studies Review, 32, (3) pp. 361-374. ISSN 1035-7823 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10357820802294198

Abstract

This article examines representations of the 26 February 1936 Incident in Japan as seen through the eyes of Himiko, the daughter of the fictional leader of the House of Peers. The text discussed is a 1959 medium length novel, entitled kizoku no Kaidan (The Staircase of the Aristocracy), by post-war novelist, Takeda Taijun (1912-1976). A feature of the text is its subversion of hegomonic interpretations of Japanese military masculinity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literature in Japanese
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hartley, BT (Dr Barbara Hartley)
ID Code:53648
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2008-12-19
Last Modified:2009-03-16
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