Book Announcement: Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia

Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia 

Editor: Garrett L. Washington

This edited volume explores the complex roles that Christian ideas and institutions played in the construction of modern womanhood in East Asia. While contributing to gender dynamics that disprivileged women in China, Japan, and Korea, Christianity was also instrumental in women’s efforts to empower themselves and participate in the public sphere. Many literate East Asian women mobilized Christian beliefs, knowledge, institutions, and networks to raise the profile of “The Woman Question,” frame the contours of the related debate, and craft original responses. These chapters examine East Asian women who were markedly influenced by Christianity as students, trainees, educators, professionals, and activists. Using their increased visibility and resources, they addressed the dilemmas and promises of modernity for women in their countries.

The book is intended for specialists and laypersons interested in the histories of gender and religion in modern East Asia, as well as Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, and the relationships between religion and modern womanhood.

The Table of Contents is copied below. To preview or purchase the book, please visit:  https://brill.com/view/title/33053

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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