Departmental Bulletin Paper 『中国新女界雑誌』に見られる日本的事象
Chinese New Feminine World Magazine and the Influence of Japanese Thought

張, 淑婷

11pp.79 - 94 , 2018-03-31 , 関西大学大学院東アジア文化研究科
文部科学省グローバルCOEプログラム 関西大学文化交渉学教育研究拠点
After suffering the devastation of the First Sino-Japanese War, Qing China began to reform itself, the aim of which was to guard against feudal control. During the process of educational reform, the success of the Japanese reforms under the Meiji government attracted the attention of a number of reform-minded Chinese. With the encouragement of the government, a growing number of Chinese began to pursue their studies abroad in Japan. This was the first time in Chinese history that Chinese women would seek an overseas education. These women would receive an advanced education in Japan. In tandem with the increased standing of women in the Western world, the status of these women was also on the rise. An increasing number of these young women would go on to reject traditional feminine roles and would work alongside their male counterparts in a number of reform motivated projects. Chinese New Feminine World Magazine was established in Tokyo during this period, and its circulation ranked number one compared to the other Chinese female periodicals published prior to 1911. The magazine editors were all female and the articles were aimed at a female readership. The aim of the magazine was to explicitly promote women's issues and to raise the status of women. In recent years, the overwhelming majority of research concerning Chinese New Feminine World Magazine has emphasized the sophistication of the articles relating to women's liberation. However, almost none of the secondary literature has looked at the influence of Japanese thought on the magazine. Women’s education in Japan was influenced greatly by Western models of education, and these new modes of thinking greatly influenced the young female Chinese students studying in Japan at the time. This paper analyzes the influence of Japanese thought on Chinese New Feminine World Magazine, and concludes that Japan did indeed exercise an enormous influence on Chinese women's education.

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