9780739118412

Inexorable Modernity Japan's Grappling with Modernity in the Arts

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    9780739118412

  • ISBN10:

    0739118412

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-16
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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The book represents a compilation of case studies about Japanese intellectuals' relationships to modernity in three majors arenas of art (art and aesthetics, theater, and literature) beginning in the 1850s to the 1970s. It discusses how inevitable wave of modernity was responded to, discussed, assimilated, changed by some of the most notable practitioners of art and intellectuals in Japan during this period.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Editor's Notep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Inexorable Modernity Hiroshi Narap. 1
Art and Aesthetics
Potentially Disruptive: Censorship and the Painter Kawanabe Kyosaip. 17
"Modernite in Art" Kojima Kikuo's Critique of Contemporary Japanese Painting, 1931-1940p. 49
The Ascent of Yoga in Modern Japan and the Pacific Warp. 69
Art and Ethics in Watsuji Tetsuro's Philosophyp. 101
Theatre
Contesting Authority through Comic Disruption: Mixed Marriages as Metaphor in Postwar Kyogen Experimentsp. 129
An Aesthetic of Destruction Mishima Yukio's My Friend Hitlerp. 151
Remembered Idylls, Forgotten Truths: Nostalgia and Geography in the Drama of Shimizu Kuniop. 163
Healing the (Metaphysically) Sick (Theatre) The Buddhist Ibsen in Christian Japanp. 183
Literature
The Wild Geese Revisited Mori Ogai's Mix of Old and Newp. 201
Public Space and the Nature of Modern Fiction: Izumi Kyoka's Noble Blood, Heroic Bloodp. 217
Yokomitsu Riichi's Two Machinesp. 229
Indexp. 255
Contributorsp. 267
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