Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Asian Studies

Reader 1

Lynne Miyake

Reader 2

Bruce Coats

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Through examining the positionality of Hayashi Fumiko as well as the changing socio-political, economic and historical contexts in which she lived in, I look to better understand how Hayashi navigated through the patriarchal systems of society as a woman writer. This thesis includes a survey of the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods as well as a comparative analysis of Hayashi's prewar, interwar and post-war works.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.