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Only Woman in the Room A Memoir of Japan, Human Rights, and the Arts

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ISBN-10: 022613251X

ISBN-13: 9780226132518

Edition: 2014

Authors: Beate Sirota Gordon, John W. Dower, Nicole A. Gordon, Geoffrey Paul Gordon

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In 1946, at age twenty-two, Beate Sirota Gordon helped to draft the new, postwar Japanese constitution. The Only Woman in the Room chronicles the unlikely string of events that led her to that role: how a daughter of Austrian Jews who had lived in Vienna, Japan, and California became the youngest woman to aid in the rushed, secret drafting of the constitution; how she almost single-handedly ensured that the rights of Japanese women would be enshrined therein; and how, as the most fluent speaker of Japanese and the only woman in the room, she helped persuade the Japanese to accept the new charter.            Gordon was born in Vienna, but in 1929 her family moved to Japan so that her father,…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/11/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English