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Kvinnlig hand : hiragana genom tiderna

Tomasson, Elvira LU (2011) JAPK11 20111
Japanese Studies
Abstract
During the Heian period the Japanese writing system consisted of Japanese characters, hiragana and Chinese called kanji. Chinese characters were used in formal and academic situations by men. The socially accepted way for women to write was with hiragana, at that time called onnade – the woman’s hand.
The purpose of this essay is to examine if traces of the gender differentiated writing system still remains. Is there still such a thing as women’s writing? This is examined through interviews with Japanese women and in history of the Japanese writing system with emphasis on the hiragana syllabary and how the society’s view concerning writing and gender has changed.
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author
Tomasson, Elvira LU
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organization
course
JAPK11 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Hiragana, onnade, japanska, skriftsystem, kvinnlig skrift
language
Swedish
id
1978241
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2011-06-20 10:59:54
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2011-06-20 10:59:54
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  abstract     = {During the Heian period the Japanese writing system consisted of Japanese characters, hiragana and Chinese called kanji. Chinese characters were used in formal and academic situations by men. The socially accepted way for women to write was with hiragana, at that time called onnade – the woman’s hand.
The purpose of this essay is to examine if traces of the gender differentiated writing system still remains. Is there still such a thing as women’s writing? This is examined through interviews with Japanese women and in history of the Japanese writing system with emphasis on the hiragana syllabary and how the society’s view concerning writing and gender has changed.},
  author       = {Tomasson, Elvira},
  keyword      = {Hiragana,onnade,japanska,skriftsystem,kvinnlig skrift},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnlig hand : hiragana genom tiderna},
  year         = {2011},
}