Table of contents for Divorce in japan : family, gender, and the state, 1600-2000 / Harald Fuess.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication information provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter
Contents
	Acknowledgments	xiii
	Note on Japanese Names	xv
1.	The Forgotten History of Japanese Divorce	1
When Japan Led the World in Divorce, 1--Competing 
Interpretations of Traditional High Divorce Rates, 6--A 
New History of Japanese Divorce, 9--Changing Definitions 
of Marriage and Divorce, 11--Sources, 15
2.	For the Sake of the House: Edo-Period Patterns, Perceptions, 
and Precedents	18
Divorce Across Status and Domain Boundaries, 21--"No-
Fault" Divorce in Popular Plays, 25--Magistrates in Support of 
Household Authority, 29--Merciful Buddhist Temples: An 
Alternative Venue for Divorce Negotiations, 39--Household 
Status Versus Sex, 44
3.	Testing a Spouse: The Trial Marriage System	47
Meiji Marriage Ambiguities, 48--The Frequency of Divorce in 
the Meiji Era, 57--Multiple Remarriage Opportunities, 67--
The Trial Marriage System and Household Survival, 72
4.	Unsuitable to the Family Tradition? Popular Divorce 
Customs in the 1870s	75
Obtaining a Customary Consent Divorce, 76--The Terms of 
Customary Consent Divorce, 82--Life After Divorce, 96--
Evidence of Female Divorce Initiatives, 96--Early Modern 
Divorce Revisited, 98
5.	Between French Law and Japanese Customs: Codifying 
Divorce in Meiji Japan	100
Intellectual Interpretations of Divorce in the 1870s and the 
1880s, 102--The Napoleonic Code and the Early Codification 
Process, 1873-1887, 105--The Backlash Against "French" 
Divorce, 1887-1892, 109--Reaffirming the Dual Divorce 
System, 1892-
1898, 110--The Civil Code of 1898: Divorce, Family, and 
Gender, 114
6.	When Marriage Was on the Rise: Declining Divorce Rates, 
1898-1940	119
Legislation and the Precipitous Drop in Divorce, 1897-1899, 
120--The Gradual Decline, 1900-1940, 128
7.	Forward to the Past: A Historical Perspective on Japanese 
Divorce After World War II	144
Legislative Reform During the American Occupation, 145--
The 1960s Revolution in Japanese Divorce Behavior, 152--The 
Return of the Divorcing Society in the 1990s, , 161
	Appendix	169
	Notes	175
	Select Bibliography	211
	Index	223




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Divorce Japan History, Domestic relations Japan