Weaving jointly cautious readings of performs and stories, memoirs and interviews, biographies and demanding essays, appearing Like a girl in sleek Japan lines the emergence of the 1st new release of recent actresses in Japan, a state within which male actors had lengthy ruled the general public degree. What emerges is a colourful and complicated photograph of contemporary eastern gender, theater, and nationhood. utilizing the lives and careers of 2 dominant actresses from the Meiji period, Kano finds the fantasies, fears, and influence that ladies on degree created in Japan because it entered the 20th century.
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