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In 1862, fifty-one-year-old Matsuo Taseko left her old life behind by traveling to Kyoto, the old imperial capital. Peasant, poet, and local political activist, Taseko had come to Kyoto to support the nativist campaign to restore the Japanese emperor and expel Western "barbarians." Although she played a minor role in the events that led to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, her actions were nonetheless astonishing for a woman of her day. Honored as a hero even before her death, Taseko has since been adopted as a patron saint by rightist nationalists.

In telling Taseko's story, Anne Walthall gives us not just the first full biography in English of a peasant woman of the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), but also fresh perspectives on the practices and intellectual concerns of rural entrepreneurs and their role in the Meiji Restoration. Writing about Taseko with a depth and complexity that has thus far been accorded only to men of that time, Walthall has uncovered a tale that will captivate anyone concerned with women's lives and with Japan's dramatic transition to modernity.

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A biography of the poet, mother, silkworm farmer and revolutionary Matsuo Taseko (1811-1894). Walthall (history, U. of California at Irvine) offers the first full biography in English of a peasant woman of the Tokugawa period, providing perspective on the practices and intellectual concerns of rural entrepreneurs and their role in the Meiji Restoration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Pt. I: Life in the Ina Valley

1: The Making of a Poet

2: Taseko's Political Heritage

3: Married Life

4: The Farm Family Economy

5: The Nativist Encounter

6: Nativist Texts and the Female Reader

Pt. II: Kyoto, 1862-1863

7: Autumn in Arashiyama

8: A Peasant Woman at the Emperor's Court

9: Beheading Statues

10: Going Home

Pt. III: Taseko and the Meiji Restoration

11: On the Sidelines

12: Kyoto, 1868

13: Famous Friends

14: Political Intrigues and Conflicting Visions

Pt. IV: Taseko in Modern Japan

15: Taseko in Old Age

16: Remembering Taseko

Epilogue

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226872377
Author:
Walthall, Anne
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan History Restoration, 1853-1870.
Subject:
Women poets, Japanese -- Biography.
Subject:
Matsuo, Taseko
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones, 2 maps, 5 line drawings
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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