Women's Studies Abroad

A Metaphor for "Home"——On Postmodernity of Japanese Modern Female Literature

Xiao Xia
Shandong University
Journal of China Women's University 2015-6

Abstract:Postmodern literary creation, which is one of the counteractions to modern capitalism, and one school of social psychology and sociocultural thought, occurs naturally in society after economic development enters mass consumption, and is also a form of cultural reconstruction. The obvious postmodern characteristics appear in the ideology, politics, economy, culture, social lifestyle and other fields in Japan in the second half of the 20th century, which provide the women writers with abundant writing sources. The women's literary works published in the 1980 s and 1990s with strongly postmodern characteristics fully reflect the new value orientation and basic life attitudes of Japanese modern women writers.
Keywords:female literature of Japan, postmodernity, value orientation

Paper type:Published