Publisher description for Reflections on the way to the gallows : rebel women in prewar Japan / translated and edited with an introduction by Mikiso Hane.

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In this book, for the first time, we can hear the startling, moving voices of adventurous and rebellious Japanese women as they eloquently challenged the social repression of prewar Japan. The extraordinary women whose memoirs, recollections, and essays are presented here constitute a strong current in the history of modern Japanese life from the 1880s to the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women social reformers -- Japan -- Biography.
Radicalism -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1912-1945.