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    I'm researching a topic for my EPQ which is based on intertwining English Literature (the course I want to do at uni) with Japanese culture.

    I'm looking for another novel that is similar to Memoirs of a Geisha, regarding themes and time period, as I want to discuss how they present certain key themes (e.g. Japanese customs, oppression of women in a patriarchal society, etc.).

    I've found one book already called The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi, although it's set in the last few years of the 19th century (whereas Memoirs of a Geisha takes place in the 1930s + 40s).

    If you know any relevant books please let me know!

    Thanks!
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    I'm researching a topic for my EPQ which is based on intertwining English Literature (the course I want to do at uni) with Japanese culture.

    I'm looking for another novel that is similar to Memoirs of a Geisha, regarding themes and time period, as I want to discuss how they present certain key themes (e.g. Japanese customs, oppression of women in a patriarchal society, etc.).

    I've found one book already called The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi, although it's set in the last few years of the 19th century (whereas Memoirs of a Geisha takes place in the 1930s + 40s).

    If you know any relevant books please let me know!

    Thanks!
    Plenty of books here. Dont overstretch yourself, so get a good match and check the contrasts are there.

    http://www.librarypoint.org/bm_memoirs_of_a_geisha

    http://itcher.com/mag/books-like-memoirs-of-a-geisha/

    http://blog.contexttravel.com/10-fav...-set-in-japan/

    http://absolutetravel.com/2014/01/be...-japan-novels/

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...4/top10s.japan

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/japan
 
 
 
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