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Japanese Science Fiction : A View of a Changing Society - Robert Matthew

Japanese Science Fiction

A View of a Changing Society

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1989
ISBN: 9780415010313
Number Of Pages: 259

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After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional Japanese lifestyle. As the literature of change and of the young, science fiction acts as a window to the modern mind and the uneasy alliance of the old and new. This book, filled with detailed reference to numerous stories, traces the origin and development of the genre from the mid-nineteenth century to today, thus exploring unique insights into Japanese attitudes to commercialism, spirituality, the media, war and international relations.

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"In "Japanese Science: From the Inside, the American anthropologist Samuel Coleman provides a profound and insightful critique of scientific organizations in Japan." -"Nature

The Origin of Japanese Science Fiction
The Beginnings
The Period of Development
The Concerns of a Changing Society
The Jaded Japanese
Advertising and the Japanese
Economics and Commerce
Human Concerns and Values
Consciousness of General Change
Matters of the Mind and Spirit
Moral Values, Ethics and Religious Beliefs
The Psyche, Perception and Emotion
The Consequences of Change
Some Socio-psychological Considerations
Postwar Political and Politico-moral Attitudes
War and the Bomb
International Relations and Future Directions
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ISBN: 9780415010313
ISBN-10: 0415010314
Series: The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 6th April 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1