Presentation Title

The Growth Of Feminism through Japanese Shojo Manga

Presenter Information

Karshara R. SpauldingFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Japan, Manga, Feminism

Biography

Karshara Spaulding is an undergraduate Japanese Major. She was born in Huntington, WV and has attended school here since middle school. She has enjoyed taking classes in her major, English department, and in the art department to explore her various hobbies. She is currently treasurer in the Native American Student Organization and enjoys going to its events.

Major

Japanese

Advisor for this project

Zelideth Maria Rivas

Start Date

20-4-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

There are many source that argue that shojo manga project a societal idea of weak and subjected Japanese woman. However, there is plenty of evidence within texts that show that manga has also inspired women to grow into more confident and balanced women, paving the way for heroines that embody the true desires of Japanese women. Within the texts of The Rose of Versailles, Hana yori dango, and Kamisama hajimemashita, there is historical evidence of female protagonists that portray the growth of feminism in Japan from the 1970s through 2016.

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The Growth Of Feminism through Japanese Shojo Manga

There are many source that argue that shojo manga project a societal idea of weak and subjected Japanese woman. However, there is plenty of evidence within texts that show that manga has also inspired women to grow into more confident and balanced women, paving the way for heroines that embody the true desires of Japanese women. Within the texts of The Rose of Versailles, Hana yori dango, and Kamisama hajimemashita, there is historical evidence of female protagonists that portray the growth of feminism in Japan from the 1970s through 2016.