Easing Transition with Metaphors: A Case of Transsexuality

Authors

  • Tamae K. Prindle

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.41-58

Keywords:

transsexuality, transition, metaphor, sexuality, Japanese culture

Abstract

Using Yūji Usui’s novel A Grass-Carp on a Tree (1993) and its film adaptation (1997) by Atsushi Ishikawa as metaphors, this paper traces the transition of Japanese attitudes towards sexuality. The novel and the film work as vehicles that “map” what is actually
taking place in Japan and how the transition is felt by Japanese people.

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Author Biography

Tamae K. Prindle

Tamae Prindle, Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature, Colby College, Maine, USA.

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Published

01.12.2011

How to Cite

Prindle, T. K. (2011). Easing Transition with Metaphors: A Case of Transsexuality. Asian Studies, 15(3), 41–58. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.41-58