Agnieszka Kiełbik, Wzorzec zachowania współczesnej Japonki według Josei no hinkaku (Godność kobiety) Bandō Mariko



Agnieszka Kiełbik

The Pattern of Behavior of a Modern Japanese Woman, as Depicted in Josei no Hinkaku (The Dignity of the Woman) by Bandō Mariko

 Bandō Mariko is a woman who attained everything. She managed to combine her private life with a career. Her views, presented in the self-help book Josei no hinkaku (The dignity of the Woman), constitute the point of origin for the author’s deliberations on the position of women in Japanese society. The article touches the topic of the popularity of books dealing with „dignity”. The author tries to define the concept of „dignity” and presents some of the advise of Bandō Mariko on the topic. The issue is divided into two categories: women’s behavior dealing with the outer image and the behavior concentrated on the inner side. The article also shows the public reception of the book.