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

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	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