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Japan in the World - Masao Miyoshi

Japan in the World

By: Masao Miyoshi (Editor), Harry Harootunian (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th June 1993
ISBN: 9780822313687
Number Of Pages: 368

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Since the end of World War II, Japan has determinately remained outside the current of world events and uninvolved in the processes determining global history and politics. In "Japan and the World," distinguished scholars, novelists, and intellectuals articulate how Japan--despite unprecedented economic prowess in securing dominance in the world's market--is caught in a complex dependency with the United States. Drawing on critical and postmodernist theory, this timely volume situates this dependency in a broader historical context and assesses Japan's current dealings in international politics, society, and culture.
Among the many topics covered are: racism in U.S.-Japanese relations; productivity and workplace discourse; Western cultural hegemony; the constructing of a Japanese cultural history; and the place of the novelist in today's world. Originally published as a special issue of "boundary 2" (Fall 1991), this edition includes four new essays on Japanese industrial revolution; the place of English studies in Japan; how American cultural, historical, and political discourse represented Japan and in turn how America's version of Japan became Japan's version of itself; and an "archaeology" of hegemonic relationships between Japan and America and Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.

"Contributors." Eqbal Ahmad, Perry Anderson, Bruce Cumings, Arif Dirlik, H.D. Harootunian, Kazuo Ishuro, Fredric Jameson, Kojin Karatani, Oe Kenzaburo, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Leslie Pincus, Naoki Sakai, Miriam Silverberg, Christena Turner, Rob Wilson, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

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"This is an impious book--every bit as irreverent as it is enlightening, and certainly the more entertaining for that fact... The essays that make up the volume set out to remove Japan from the cultural and geopolitical vacuum in which it paradoxically finds itself and position it instead within a truly global framework for critical analysis." --Edward Fowler, Journal of Japanese Studies

Japan in the World
The World
Japan's Industrial Revolution in Historical Perspective
The Prussia of the East?
Racism and the State: The Coming Crisis of U.S.-Japanese Relations
"Past Experience, If Not Forgotten, Is a Guide to the Future": or, What Is in a Text? The Politics of History in Chinese-Japanese Relations
Archaeology, Descent, Emergence: Japan in British/American Hegemony, 1900-1950
Society
Constructing a New Cultural History of Prewar Japan
The Spirit of Productivity: Workplace Discourse on Culture and Economics in Japan
Culture
The Novelist in Today's World: A Conversation
Soseki and Western Modernism
America's Japan/Japan's Japan
In a Labyrinth of Western Desire: Kuki Shuzo and the Discovery of Japanese Being
Return to the West/Return to the East: Watsuji Tetsuro's Anthropology and Discussions of Authenticity
The Invention of English Literature in Japan
Theory's Imaginal Other: American Encounters with South Korea and Japan
The Difficulty of Being Radical: The Discipline of Film Studies and the Postcolonial World Order
Index
Contributors
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ISBN: 9780822313687
ISBN-10: 0822313685
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 15th June 1993
Publisher: Duke University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2

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