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Lesbians and Transgenders in Japanese Media

Caldart, Regina E. (2010) Lesbians and Transgenders in Japanese Media. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Japanese GLBT appear to have always held a place in national media. From the the Edo period to the modern age, the Japanese people have constantly been exposed to different types of GLBT society, whether or not they realized it at the time. In this paper, I explore the representations of lesbians and transgenders during the Edo period (1600 to 1860) and in the modern and post-modern era (1868 to the present). I look at ukiyo-e from the Edo period and then Western-style theatre and newspaper stories from the modern era to grasp how lesbians have been portrayed through the years. Then I look at onnagata of Kabuki and modern-day new half in order to show how the concept of a transgender has changed over time in the media. Just how has the Japanese perspective changed after the mass introduction of Western culture and ideals during the Meiji period?


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Caldart, Regina E.galstarxc43@hotmail.com
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSmethurst, Richardrsmet@pitt.eduRSMET
Committee MemberHashimoto, Akikoahash@pitt.eduAHASH
Committee MemberAbe, Hidekohnabe@colby.edu
Committee MemberBrush, Lisa Dlbrush@pitt.eduLBRUSH
Date: 12 May 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 22 April 2010
Approval Date: 12 May 2010
Submission Date: 10 May 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
University Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: East Asian Studies; Gender Studies; Japan; Lesbians; Media; Queer Studies; Transgender
Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-05102010-115225/, etd-05102010-115225
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7844

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