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"In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Yoko Kawaguchi explores the Western portrayal of Japanese women - and geishas in particular-from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. She argues that in the West, Japanese women have come to embody certain ideas about feminine sexuality, and she analyses how these ideas have been expressed in diverse art forms, ranging from fiction and opera to the visual arts and music videos." "Among the many works Kawaguchi discusses are the art criticism of Baudelaire and Huysmans, ...

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    • Title: Butterfly's Sisters: the Geisha in Western Culture by Yoko Kawaguchi
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780300115215, 0300115210
    • eText ISBN: 9780300169461
    • Edition: 2010
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