植民地「台湾」言説をめぐる日本女子と家族 : 明治期の女性向けメディア『女学雑誌』『婦女新聞』を分析対象として [in Japanese] Analyzing Japanese women and family from discourse colony "Taiwan" : Focus on Women's media "Jyogaku-zasshi" "Fujyo-sinbun" in Meiji-Era [in Japanese]
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Taiwan was Japan's first colony and was held under its control for 51 years until the end of World War II in 1945(20th year of Showa Era)At the early stages of Japan's possession of Taiwan, the administration was not without its critics and as a result much discussion on the issue was provoked among experts within Japan. By analyzing propaganda written about Taiwan and colonies communicated via media for women in the period extending from the mid to late Meiji Era, it is the intention of this essay to elucidate the significance that the possession of Taiwan as a colony had on the female Japanese population of the main islands of Japan at that time. The messages that were observed in the analysis can be divided into the following three categories: (i) there would be a possibility that Taiwanese women could be assimilated into Japanese society through an emphasis on their similarity with Japanese women; (ii) Japanese women would be expected to exercise an influence on the women form less well-developed Asian nations including Taiwan; and (iii) for successful colonial management, Japanese women would be expected to migrate to Taiwan accompanying their husbands and to establish a happy family life there. From the above-stated findings, it can be concluded that Japanese women bore the responsibility of representing the idea of home and roles of the good wife and wise mother of a contemporary family in order to enlighten Taiwanese women and maintain colonial management in a stable and sustainable state as a national project.
- Nara Women's University sociological studies
Nara Women's University sociological studies (21), 35-51, 2014
Nara Women's University