Buddhism, Law, and the Rise of the Warrior: Decline in Women's Status between Heian and Kamakura Japan

  • 2017

Buddhism, Law, and the Rise of the Warrior: Decline in Women's Status between Heian and Kamakura Japan

Author:
Stephanie McLaughlin
Abstract:

This paper questions why women's status in Japan declined between the Heian and Kamakura periods. Contributing factors discussed are Buddhism, legal changes, and the rise of warrior culture.