Ooku, The Secret World of the Shogun’s Women

by Cecilia Segawa Seigle and Linda H. Chance

About Cecilia Segawa Seigle

Cecilia Segawa Seigle is Professor Emerita of Japanese Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seigle's book publications include Yoshiwara: The Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan (University of Hawaii Press) and The Everyday Life of Imperial Princess Shinanomiya: Reading the Mujohoin-dono Diary (Iwanami Shoten). Her essays, book reviews, biographical essays and monographs have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Japanese Studies, The Journal of Asian Studies, and The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.

About Linda H. Chance

Linda H. Chance is an associate professor of Japanese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD from UCLA and an MA from the University of Washington. Dr. Chance's publications include Formless in Form: Kenko, Tsurezuregusa, and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose (Stanford University Press) and "Zuihitsu and Gender: Tsurezuregusa and The Pillow Book," in Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature (Stanford University Press).


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