Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elisheva A. Perelman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528141

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528141.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2021. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

“The Snow-White Shawl”

“The Snow-White Shawl”

Tuberculosis in Meiji and Taishō Japan

Chapter:
(p.18) 2“The Snow-White Shawl”
Source:
American Evangelists and Tuberculosis in Modern Japan
Author(s):

Elisheva A. Perelman

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528141.003.0003

The next chapter presents the literary mythopoeia surrounding tuberculosis in both Euro-American literature and its Japanese counterpart in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Both of these literary traditions, the so-called “Western” and the Japanese, evince analogous stigmas against and stereotypes of the disease and its victims, including eroticism and revulsion, touching upon sensuality, insanity, and dishonor. Similarly, as the etiology of the disease was made clearer with notions of germ theory, these stigmas altered, but still remained prejudicial and incorrect nonetheless. Nevertheless, this misinformation shaped how the Japanese public considered tuberculosis, including by those suffering from the disease themselves.

Keywords:   Euro-American literature, Japanese literature, Stigma, Etiology

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .