The German Merchant in Late Nineteenth Century Japan : Nationalism, Colonialism, and Contentious Masculinity in A. R. Weber's Novel Kontorrock und Konsulatsmütze

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The German Merchant in Late Nineteenth Century Japan : Nationalism, Colonialism, and Contentious Masculinity in A. R. Weber's Novel Kontorrock und Konsulatsmütze
著者
氏名 WÖHR Ulrike
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別名 Woehr Ulrike
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In this article, I reconstruct late nineteenth century discourses on race, gender and nation as they intersect in the13;
novel Kontorrock and Konsulatsmütze [Office Coat and Consular Cap] (1886). The novel is set in Japan during the13;
period of upheaval prior to and shortly after the Meiji Restoration (1868). It was written by Arthur Richard Weber, a13;
merchant from the duchy of Schleswig, who had lived and worked in Japan during that time. My analysis shows how13;
colonialism, stereotypes of gender and race, nationalist sentiment and anti-capitalism, as well as the anxieties of the13;
narrator-protagonist as a member of the "late-coming" German nation, an expatriate, and a member of the merchant13;
class - often stereotyped as greedy and egoistic - converge in this gendered construction of the expatriate German13;
merchant and his Others. My rereading of Weber's novel from the viewpoint outlined above also implies reservations13;
regarding the way in which it has been treated by some previous commentators, namely, as a straightforward source on13;
the events surrounding the "opening" of Japan, on the history of Germans in Japan, and on life in the treaty ports. Such13;
an approach has tended to coincide with, on the one hand, laudation of the author as an early Japanophile and, on the13;
other, a lack of sensitivity to the racism, colonialism and misogyny implicit in this text.

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広島国際研究 = Hiroshima Journal of International Studies
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開始ページ
81
終了ページ
98
出版年月日
2010-11
出版者
広島市立大学国際学部 (Hiroshima City University, Faculty of International Studies)
ISSN
1341-3546
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AN10485683
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英語
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学術雑誌論文
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hiroshima-cu