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Working Women of Japan   By: (1860-1945)

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WORKING WOMEN OF JAPAN

[Illustration: LIBRARY OF CHRISTIAN PROGRESS]

Volumes Issued

The Church a Community Force. By Worth M. Tippy The Church at the Center. By Warren H. Wilson The Making of a Country Parish. By Harlow S. Mills Working Women of Japan. By Sidney L. Gulick Social Evangelism. By Harry F. Ward

Cloth, 50 Cents, Prepaid

ADDITIONAL VOLUMES TO BE ISSUED

[Illustration: A FARMER'S HOME]

WORKING WOMEN OF JAPAN

by

SIDNEY L. GULICK

Twenty five years a missionary in Japan, Professor in Doshisha University, Late Lecturer in the Imperial University of Kyoto

Author of Growth of the Kingdom of God; Evolution of the Japanese; The White Peril in the Far East; The American Japanese Problem; The Fight for Peace

1915 Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada New York

Copyright, 1915, by Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada

Dedicated to SHINJIRO OMOTO in appreciation of more than a decade of untiring service for the Working Women of Japan

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

PREFACE ix

I SOCIAL CLASSES IN JAPAN, OLD AND NEW 1

II FARMERS' WIVES AND DAUGHTERS 8

III DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES IN FARMING FAMILIES 24

IV SILK WORKERS 32

V WIVES AND DAUGHTERS OF ARTIZANS AND MERCHANTS 36

VI KOMORI (BABY TENDERS) 42

VII HOUSEHOLD DOMESTICS 48

VIII HOTEL AND TEA HOUSE GIRLS 52

IX FACTORY GIRLS AND WOMEN 61

X GEISHA ( HETÆRÆ ) 87

XI SHOGI (LICENSED PROSTITUTES) 104

XII AMELIORATIVE EFFORTS 118

XIII THE MATSUYAMA WORKING GIRLS' HOME 137

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

A FARMER'S HOME Frontispiece

SEPARATING THE WHEAT HEADS FROM THE STRAW 16

AT THE LOOM 16

A FAMILY AT WORK IN A RICE FIELD 28

TRANSPLANTING YOUNG RICE PLANTS 28

SPINNING COTTON THREAD FOR WEAVING 32

AT WORK IN A KITCHEN 32

CARRYING FAGOTS 44

BABY TENDERS 44

AT WORK IN A SILK FACTORY 82

O HAMAYU (GEISHA) 92

MATSUYAMA WORKING GIRLS' HOME 156

GIRLS IN THE MATSUYAMA HOME 156

PREFACE

Japan is rapidly swinging into the current of an industrial civilization imported from the West. How is this movement modifying her ancient civilization? And, especially, what effect is it having on her homes and on the character of her manhood and womanhood? These are questions of profound interest to students of national and social evolution.

While many works on Japan consider these questions more or less fully, they do so almost exclusively from the standpoint of the effect on men... Continue reading book >>




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