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The Resource The White Plum : A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan, Yoshiko Furuki

The White Plum : A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan, Yoshiko Furuki

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The White Plum : A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan
Title
The White Plum
Title remainder
A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Yoshiko Furuki
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of six, Ume Tsuda (1864-1929), the daughter of a progressive samurai, was sent on a mission by the Japanese government with four other girls to the United States. Their noble task was to first educate themselves in modern ways and Western learning, and then return to bring that gift to their sisters in Japan. Ume was cared for in the United States by Charles and Adeline Lanman, and she grew up in Washington, D.C., studying at private schools and becoming a Christian.At seventeen she finally returned to her country of birth, determined to carry out her mission. Back in Japan she found a new government quite unprepared to make use of her skills, but even more troubling was her startling self-discovery: unable to speak, read or write her native language fluently, she was faced with a homeland in which she was a foreigner, customs she did not understand, and a family she did not know and with whom she could not fully communicate. With the brave resilience of her namesake, the white plum that blooms in the last harsh days of winter, Ume was undaunted. Thriving on challenge, she devoted the rest of her life to seeking a way to achieve the goal of making modern higher education available to Japanese women for the first time. After several attempts, and two periods of advanced study abroad at Bryn Mawr College and Oxford, she eventually founded her own English School for Women. Later named Tsuda College, it has remained one of the bastions of women's higher education in Japan to this day. In her later years, Tsuda was not only an honored and influential educator in her own land and a founder of the Japanese YWCA but a cultural ambassador who met and exchanged correspondence with leading figures of her day
Cataloging source
DEGRU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furuki, Yoshiko
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Tsuda, Umeko
  • Tsudajuku Daigaku
  • Tsuda, Umeko
  • Tsudajuku Daigaku
  • Women
  • Women educators
  • Women
  • Women educators
  • Japan
  • EDUCATION / Essays
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
  • EDUCATION / Reference
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
specialized
Label
The White Plum : A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan, Yoshiko Furuki
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Among Cherry Trees
  • 6. Still Growing
  • 7. Ground to Share
  • 8. The Plum Orchard
  • 9. "Storm Last Night"
  • Epilogue: All Those Blossoms A Letter To Miss Tsuda
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Seedling
  • 2. A Sapling On Foreign Soil
  • 3. A Transplanted Tree
  • 4. A Different Species
Control code
on1013962526
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824853402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824853402
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sftf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013962526
Label
The White Plum : A Biography of Ume Tsuda, Pioneer of Women's Higher Education in Japan, Yoshiko Furuki
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Among Cherry Trees
  • 6. Still Growing
  • 7. Ground to Share
  • 8. The Plum Orchard
  • 9. "Storm Last Night"
  • Epilogue: All Those Blossoms A Letter To Miss Tsuda
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Seedling
  • 2. A Sapling On Foreign Soil
  • 3. A Transplanted Tree
  • 4. A Different Species
Control code
on1013962526
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824853402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824853402
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sftf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013962526

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