Beyond the Blossoming Fields

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9781846880643: Beyond the Blossoming Fields

As a young girl from a wealthy family, Ginko Ogino seems set for a conventional life in the male-dominated society of 19th-century Japan. But when she contracts gonorrhea from her husband, she suffers the disgrace of divorce. Forced to bear the humiliation of being treated by male doctors, she resolves to become a doctor herself in order to treat fellow female sufferers and spare them some of the shame she had to endure. Her struggle is not an easy one her family disowns her, and she has to convince the authorities to take seriously the very idea of a female doctor and allow her to study alongside male medical students and take the licensing exam. Based on the real-life story of Ginko Ogino Japan’s first female doctor Jun'ichi Watanabe does full justice to the complexity of her character and her world in a fascinating and inspirational work of fiction.

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Jun'ichi Watanabe has written numerous scientific texts and biographical books, but he is best known for his works of fiction such as A Lost Paradise; which became a cultural phenomenon in Japan spawning movies, television programs, and even a new slang expression for having an affair. He has been awarded several major literary prizes, including the Naoki Prize and the Eiji Yoshikawa Prize.

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Verlag: Richmond: Alma Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846880645 ISBN 13: 9781846880643
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Buchbeschreibung Richmond: Alma Books, 2008. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 8½" x 5½". 313pp. | First Edition (First Printing).Translated by Deborah Iwabuchi & Anna Isozaki. First British Edition. [First Published: Tokyo, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1970, as Hanauzumi].<br For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Artikel-Nr. 178423

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