Geisha, Harlot, Strangler, Star: A Woman, Sex, and Morality in Modern Japan

Geisha, Harlot, Strangler, Star: A Woman, Sex, and Morality in Modern Japan

In May 1936, Abe Sada committed the most notorious crime in twentieth-century Japan -- the murder and emasculation of her lover. What made her do it? And why was she found guilty of murder yet sentenced to only six years in prison? Why have this woman and her crime remained so famous for so long, and what does her fame have to say about attitudes toward sex and sexuality in modern Japan?

Despite Abe Sada's notoriety and the depictions of her in film and fiction (notably… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 10, 2004)

Collection: Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture

Parent ISBN: 9780231130523

Language: English


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