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The Search for the Beautiful Woman
By:Cho Kyo
Published on 2012-10-16 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China and Japan, ranging from plumpness to bound feet to blackened teeth. Drawing on a rich array of sources gathered over a decade of research, he considers which Chinese representations were rejected or accepted and transformed in Japan. He then traces the introduction of Western aesthetics into Japan starting in the Meiji era, leading to slowly developing but radical changes in the representation of beauty. Through fiction, poetry, art, advertisements, and photographs, the author vividly demonstrates how criteria of beauty differ greatly by era and culture and how aesthetic sense changed in the course of extended transformations that were influenced by both China and the West.

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Book which was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers since 2012-10-16 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9781442218956 and ISBN 10 Code is 1442218959

Book which have "302 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategorySocial Science

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