Library of Congress digitizes unique Japanese Censorship Collection

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched the Japanese Censorship Collection, an online archive comprising more than one thousand marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from prewar Japan. The Library of Congress has been collaborating with The National Diet Library (NDL) to digitize and make the collection accessible onsite and online.

Library of Congress digitizes unique Japanese Censorship Collection

The Library of Congress (LC) recently launched the Japanese Censorship Collection, an online archive comprising more than one thousand marked-up copies of government-censored monographs and galley proofs from prewar Japan. The Library of Congress has been collaborating with The National Diet Library (NDL) to digitize and make the collection accessible onsite and online.

Re: extent of footbinding in Ming

There's plenty of evidence from the early twentieth century that women with bound feet did agricultural labor, as well as evidence that nonelite women (at least) bound, let out, and rebound their feet over the course of their lifetimes.

See, for example,

Melissa J. Brown, Laurel Bossen, Hill Gates, and Damian Satterthwaite-Phillips. 2012. “Marriage Mobility and Footbinding in Pre-1949 Rural China” Journal of Asian Studies 71(4): 1035–1067 (doi:10.1017/S0021911812001271).

extent of footbinding in Ming

In Ming dynasty chastity-stories and epitaphs, I have come across references to mothers of literati who helped their families by working in the fields or carrying food to workers in the fields.  Does this indicate that these women's feet were not bound?  Or does it, rather, indicate that women with bound feet *could* still work in the fields where necessary?  (Ming sources suggest that most women's family-helpful work was textile work that could be done sitting.)

CONFERENCE> "Seeking a Future for East Asia's Past: Sinographic Studies" at Boston University, April 27

Seeking a Future for East Asia’s Past: A Workshop on Sinographic Sphere Studies

Boston University, April 27 2018

 

In the early twentieth century East Asia’s traditional Sinographic Sphere broke apart.

What is the future of its legacy in the early twenty-first century?

A day of visionary brainstorming with students and scholars articulating the future of their mission to recapture the region’s shared past in a divisive present

CONFERENCE: "Seeking a Future for East Asia's Past: Sinographic Studies" at Boston University, April 27

Seeking a Future for East Asia’s Past: A Workshop on Sinographic Sphere Studies

In the early twentieth century East Asia’s traditional Sinographic Sphere broke apart.
What is the future of its legacy in the early twenty-first century?
A day of visionary brainstorming with students and scholars articulating the future of their mission to recapture the region’s shared past in a divisive present

CONFERENCE: "Seeking a Future for East Asia's Past: Sinographic Studies" at Boston University, April 27

Seeking a Future for East Asia’s Past: A Workshop on Sinographic Sphere Studies

Boston University, April 27 2018

 

In the early twentieth century East Asia’s traditional Sinographic Sphere broke apart.

What is the future of its legacy in the early twenty-first century?

A day of visionary brainstorming with students and scholars articulating the future of their mission to recapture the region’s shared past in a divisive present

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