Women, Art, And Power In Meiji Yo-Ga

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This reading response is to use the reading “Westernizing Bodies: Women, Art, and Power in Meiji Yo-Ga.” Written by Norman Bryson. The main idea of this article is to introduce the Rokumeikan and declare the role of women in the process of Japanese Modernization. Rokumeikan as a medium of communication between Japan and Western World. The purpose of constructing this building is to invite high-position foreigners to conduct parties, such as diplomats, politicians, and nobles. By touching Westerns, Japanese people will realize their shortages and incent them to learn to follow Europeans. The author emphasizes the dancing floor is one of the great success of Rokumeikan. Japanese women could dress beautiful western skirts, dance with different
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