Rethinking Japanese Modernism.

By: Starrs, RoyPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2011Copyright date: ©2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (561 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004211308Subject(s): Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Japan.;Modernism (Art) -- Japan.;Modernism (Literature) -- Japan.;Performing arts -- Japan.;Social change -- Japan.;Popular culture -- Japan.;City and town life -- JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rethinking Japanese ModernismDDC classification: 952 LOC classification: DS822.25 -- .R48 2011ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- PART ONE: RETHINKING JAPANESE MODERNISM -- JAPANESE MODERNISM RECONSIDERED -- Solzhenitsyn's Challenge -- Modernism and Modernity -- The Historical Context of Japanese Modernism -- The Legacy of Japonisme in Japan Itself -- References -- REWRITING THE LITERARY HISTORY OF JAPANESE MODERNISM -- Modernism and Research Methods for its Reception History -- The Reception of Modernism and its Aspects-Conceptual System, Aesthetic Ideas, Works -- Criticism of Bashō and the Shin kokinwakashū -- Rupture from Early Modernism -- MODERNISM AND MODERNITY -- THE MODERN IN MEIJI JAPAN-AND ELSEWHERE IN TIME AND PLACE -- References -- 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' AND CONFLICTING VIEWS OF JAPAN'S CULTURAL MISSION: INOUE TETSUJIRŌ AND SAWAYANAGI MASATARŌ -- Introduction -- Inoue Tetsujirō's View of Japanese Uniqueness -- Inoue Tetsujirō's View of Japan's Cultural Mission -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of National Moral Education -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of Japan's Cultural Mission -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of International Education -- Conclusion -- References -- AWAKENING BETWEEN SCIENCE, ART AND ETHICS: VARIATIONS OF JAPANESE BUDDHIST MODERNISM, 1890-1945 -- Meiji Restoration and Aftermath -- The Buddhist Enlightenment: Visions of Buddhist 'Modernity' -- Warp and Woof: The Birth of New Buddhism -- Nishida's Pure Experience and the Origins of Zen Modernism -- Conclusion: Legacy of Aesthetic Modernism -- PART TWO: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE FICTION FROM AKUTAGAWA TO SHIINA -- A MODERNIST NOSTALGIA: THE COLONIAL LANDSCAPE OF ENLIGHTENMENT TOKYO IN AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE AND EDOGAWA RAMPO -- Introduction -- Akutagawa and the Aestheticization of the Enlightenment -- Edogawa Rampo: The Uncanny Landscape of Meiji-era Tokyo.
COSMOPOLITANISM AND ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE IN AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE'S KIRISHITAN MONO -- Taishō Cosmopolitanism and Anxiety of Influence -- Modernist Flows and Contra-Flows -- Akutagawa Ryūnosuke and the Japanization of Christianity -- The Melancholic Red-Haired Barbarian -- Dainichi, Deusu, Daiuso -- Lost in Localization -- References -- LITERARY APPROPRIATIONS OF THE MODERN: THE CASE OF AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE AND AUGUST STRINDBERG -- Introduction -- Inferno and 'Cogwheels' Compared -- Confessional Writing and Its Reception -- Strindberg and the Psychosciences -- Reinterpreting Strindberg -- Authenticity in Akutagawa -- Cultural and Literary Contexts -- MODERNISM AND ITS ENDINGS: KAJII MOTOJIRŌ AS TRANSITIONAL WRITER -- Kajii in Context -- Narrating the Unknowable -- SHIINA RINZŌ: A JAPANESE LITERARY RESPONSE TO THE 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' SYMPOSIUM -- 'Overcoming Modernity': The Literary Outcomes -- Shiina Rinzō: Responding to the Challenge -- A Cry for Freedom -- Conclusion -- References -- PART THREE: MODERNISM IN PREWAR JAPANESE POETRY AND MUSIC -- MODERNISM IN PREWAR JAPANESE POETRY -- What Was Literary Modernism? -- Tanka Wars: 1920-1930 -- Maekawa Samio: The Scream Trapped in a Wall -- References -- A MODERNIST TRADITIONALIST: MIYAGI MICHIO, TRANSCULTURALISM, AND THE MAKING OF A MUSIC TRADITION -- Introduction -- Invention of New Instruments -- External and Internal Cultural Flows -- Foundation of a New Music Tradition -- Conclusion -- References -- CHANGING THE SUBJECT: MODERNISM AND THE TRAVEL POETRY OF MORI MICHIYO -- Mori Michiyo: Poet, Traveller, Expatriate -- Mori Michiyo's Journey to the 'East' -- Conclusion -- References -- ABORTED MODERNISM: THE SEMANTICS OF THE AVANT-GARDE IN YAMAMURA BOCHŌ'S 'PRISMISM' -- A Position in the Field -- Chant of the Saint-Prismists -- The Rhetoric of the 'isms' and Japan -- The Avant-Gardizing Effect of Words.
Epilogue -- References -- 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' IN KENJI MIYAZAWA -- Problems of Modernity -- Modernity and Modernism -- Miyazawa's Modernity and Modernism -- Miyazawa and Miyazaki -- Conclusion -- References -- PART FOUR: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE PAINTING -- REORIENTING PAINTING -- TRANSCENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE 'ISMS': PURSUING MODERNITY THROUGH THE MACHINE IN 1920S AND 1930S JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE ART -- From Futurism to Constructivism: The Machine as an Agency for the Evolution of Art -- The Machine as Inspiration Across Artistic Genres -- Class-based Critiques of the Machine -- A New Hierarchy of the Arts Based on Mechanical Aesthetics -- Rationality as Weapon: Saving Surrealism from Itself -- The Machine in Avant-garde Art -- Conclusion -- 'FAIR IS FOUL, AND FOUL IS FAIR': KYOTO NIHONGA, ANTI-BIJIN PORTRAITURE AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE GROTESQUE -- Introduction -- Anti-Bijin Images as Aesthetic Critique -- Anti-Bijin Images as Social Critique -- Conclusion -- PART FIVE: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE -- JAPANESE MYTHOLOGICAL MODERNISM: THE STORY OF PUCK AND THE APPEARANCE OF KINDAIJIN -- Introduction -- Towards a Rhetoric of Japanese Modernism -- Magazines, Modernism and War: Satire as Harbinger of the Modern -- The Importance of Puck -- The Story of Puck: From New York to Tokyo -- Cosmopolitan Puck as Transnational History -- Conclusion -- References -- TAKARAZUKA AND THE MUSICAL MODAN IN THE HANSHIN REGION 1914-1942 -- The Context -- Musical Modernity and Musical Modernism -- Narrative Number One: Kobayashi Ichizō's Takarazuka -- Kobayashi Ichizō, the Hankyū Railway Line, and Takarazuka -- The Development of Takarazuka Music 1914-1926 -- Narrative Number Two: The Fortuitous Arrival of Joseph Laska and the Formation of Takarazuka Symphony Orchestra -- Concluding Discussion -- References.
THE DEPARTMENT STORE: PRODUCING MODERNITY IN INTERWAR JAPAN -- Department Stores and the Project of Modernity -- Monuments of Modernity and Modernism -- Producing Modern Dreams and Social Roles -- Conclusion -- References -- ABE ISOO AND BASEBALL-NEW SOCIAL RELATIONS BEYOND THE FAMILY-STATE INSTITUTION -- Abe Isoo's Dual Legacy as the Father of Both Socialism and Baseball in Japan -- From the Promulgation of the Imperial Rescript on Education to the National Moral Campaign -- Abe Isoo-Parallel Interests in Baseball and Socialism -- A Press Controversy over 'The Evil Influence of Baseball' on Education -- The Growth of Amateur Baseball as a 'School Sport' -- Baseball-A New Concept of Team Cooperation and the Spirit of Fair Play -- References -- PART SIX: MODERNISM TO POSTMODERNISM IN JAPANESE THEATRE AND FICTION -- EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF MODERNISM IN JAPANESE DRAMA -- Sotoba Komachi, by Kan'ami -- Sotoba Komachi, by Mishima Yukio -- A Small House and Five Gentlemen, by Betsuyaku Minoru -- INSTRUCTING, CONSTRUCTING, DECONSTRUCTING: THE EMBODIED AND DISEMBODIED PERFORMANCES OF YOKO ONO -- Modernism, Postmodernism and the Avant-Garde -- The Performances of Yoko Ono -- Instructions -- Constructing Ritual -- Deconstructing the Body -- Conclusions -- AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE MAPPING IN POST-1960s JAPAN: THE INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN MELANCHOLIC MODERNISM AND EMERGING POSTMODERNISM ON MURAKAMI HARUKI'S EARLY FICTION AND BEYOND -- Introduction -- Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, American Melancholic Modernism, and the Need for Affective Mapping -- Hard-boiled Detectives, Emerging American Postmodernism, and the Need for Cognitive Mapping -- Historical Loss versus Structural Absence and the Engagement with Displaced Anger -- Conclusion -- INDEX.
Summary: By adopting an open, multidisciplinary, and transnational approach, this book sheds new light both on the specific achievements and on the often-unexpected interrelationships of the writers, artists and thinkers who helped to define the Japanese version of modernism and modernity.
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Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- PART ONE: RETHINKING JAPANESE MODERNISM -- JAPANESE MODERNISM RECONSIDERED -- Solzhenitsyn's Challenge -- Modernism and Modernity -- The Historical Context of Japanese Modernism -- The Legacy of Japonisme in Japan Itself -- References -- REWRITING THE LITERARY HISTORY OF JAPANESE MODERNISM -- Modernism and Research Methods for its Reception History -- The Reception of Modernism and its Aspects-Conceptual System, Aesthetic Ideas, Works -- Criticism of Bashō and the Shin kokinwakashū -- Rupture from Early Modernism -- MODERNISM AND MODERNITY -- THE MODERN IN MEIJI JAPAN-AND ELSEWHERE IN TIME AND PLACE -- References -- 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' AND CONFLICTING VIEWS OF JAPAN'S CULTURAL MISSION: INOUE TETSUJIRŌ AND SAWAYANAGI MASATARŌ -- Introduction -- Inoue Tetsujirō's View of Japanese Uniqueness -- Inoue Tetsujirō's View of Japan's Cultural Mission -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of National Moral Education -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of Japan's Cultural Mission -- Sawayanagi Masatarō's View of International Education -- Conclusion -- References -- AWAKENING BETWEEN SCIENCE, ART AND ETHICS: VARIATIONS OF JAPANESE BUDDHIST MODERNISM, 1890-1945 -- Meiji Restoration and Aftermath -- The Buddhist Enlightenment: Visions of Buddhist 'Modernity' -- Warp and Woof: The Birth of New Buddhism -- Nishida's Pure Experience and the Origins of Zen Modernism -- Conclusion: Legacy of Aesthetic Modernism -- PART TWO: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE FICTION FROM AKUTAGAWA TO SHIINA -- A MODERNIST NOSTALGIA: THE COLONIAL LANDSCAPE OF ENLIGHTENMENT TOKYO IN AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE AND EDOGAWA RAMPO -- Introduction -- Akutagawa and the Aestheticization of the Enlightenment -- Edogawa Rampo: The Uncanny Landscape of Meiji-era Tokyo.

COSMOPOLITANISM AND ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE IN AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE'S KIRISHITAN MONO -- Taishō Cosmopolitanism and Anxiety of Influence -- Modernist Flows and Contra-Flows -- Akutagawa Ryūnosuke and the Japanization of Christianity -- The Melancholic Red-Haired Barbarian -- Dainichi, Deusu, Daiuso -- Lost in Localization -- References -- LITERARY APPROPRIATIONS OF THE MODERN: THE CASE OF AKUTAGAWA RYŪNOSUKE AND AUGUST STRINDBERG -- Introduction -- Inferno and 'Cogwheels' Compared -- Confessional Writing and Its Reception -- Strindberg and the Psychosciences -- Reinterpreting Strindberg -- Authenticity in Akutagawa -- Cultural and Literary Contexts -- MODERNISM AND ITS ENDINGS: KAJII MOTOJIRŌ AS TRANSITIONAL WRITER -- Kajii in Context -- Narrating the Unknowable -- SHIINA RINZŌ: A JAPANESE LITERARY RESPONSE TO THE 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' SYMPOSIUM -- 'Overcoming Modernity': The Literary Outcomes -- Shiina Rinzō: Responding to the Challenge -- A Cry for Freedom -- Conclusion -- References -- PART THREE: MODERNISM IN PREWAR JAPANESE POETRY AND MUSIC -- MODERNISM IN PREWAR JAPANESE POETRY -- What Was Literary Modernism? -- Tanka Wars: 1920-1930 -- Maekawa Samio: The Scream Trapped in a Wall -- References -- A MODERNIST TRADITIONALIST: MIYAGI MICHIO, TRANSCULTURALISM, AND THE MAKING OF A MUSIC TRADITION -- Introduction -- Invention of New Instruments -- External and Internal Cultural Flows -- Foundation of a New Music Tradition -- Conclusion -- References -- CHANGING THE SUBJECT: MODERNISM AND THE TRAVEL POETRY OF MORI MICHIYO -- Mori Michiyo: Poet, Traveller, Expatriate -- Mori Michiyo's Journey to the 'East' -- Conclusion -- References -- ABORTED MODERNISM: THE SEMANTICS OF THE AVANT-GARDE IN YAMAMURA BOCHŌ'S 'PRISMISM' -- A Position in the Field -- Chant of the Saint-Prismists -- The Rhetoric of the 'isms' and Japan -- The Avant-Gardizing Effect of Words.

Epilogue -- References -- 'OVERCOMING MODERNITY' IN KENJI MIYAZAWA -- Problems of Modernity -- Modernity and Modernism -- Miyazawa's Modernity and Modernism -- Miyazawa and Miyazaki -- Conclusion -- References -- PART FOUR: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE PAINTING -- REORIENTING PAINTING -- TRANSCENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE 'ISMS': PURSUING MODERNITY THROUGH THE MACHINE IN 1920S AND 1930S JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE ART -- From Futurism to Constructivism: The Machine as an Agency for the Evolution of Art -- The Machine as Inspiration Across Artistic Genres -- Class-based Critiques of the Machine -- A New Hierarchy of the Arts Based on Mechanical Aesthetics -- Rationality as Weapon: Saving Surrealism from Itself -- The Machine in Avant-garde Art -- Conclusion -- 'FAIR IS FOUL, AND FOUL IS FAIR': KYOTO NIHONGA, ANTI-BIJIN PORTRAITURE AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE GROTESQUE -- Introduction -- Anti-Bijin Images as Aesthetic Critique -- Anti-Bijin Images as Social Critique -- Conclusion -- PART FIVE: MODERNISM IN JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE -- JAPANESE MYTHOLOGICAL MODERNISM: THE STORY OF PUCK AND THE APPEARANCE OF KINDAIJIN -- Introduction -- Towards a Rhetoric of Japanese Modernism -- Magazines, Modernism and War: Satire as Harbinger of the Modern -- The Importance of Puck -- The Story of Puck: From New York to Tokyo -- Cosmopolitan Puck as Transnational History -- Conclusion -- References -- TAKARAZUKA AND THE MUSICAL MODAN IN THE HANSHIN REGION 1914-1942 -- The Context -- Musical Modernity and Musical Modernism -- Narrative Number One: Kobayashi Ichizō's Takarazuka -- Kobayashi Ichizō, the Hankyū Railway Line, and Takarazuka -- The Development of Takarazuka Music 1914-1926 -- Narrative Number Two: The Fortuitous Arrival of Joseph Laska and the Formation of Takarazuka Symphony Orchestra -- Concluding Discussion -- References.

THE DEPARTMENT STORE: PRODUCING MODERNITY IN INTERWAR JAPAN -- Department Stores and the Project of Modernity -- Monuments of Modernity and Modernism -- Producing Modern Dreams and Social Roles -- Conclusion -- References -- ABE ISOO AND BASEBALL-NEW SOCIAL RELATIONS BEYOND THE FAMILY-STATE INSTITUTION -- Abe Isoo's Dual Legacy as the Father of Both Socialism and Baseball in Japan -- From the Promulgation of the Imperial Rescript on Education to the National Moral Campaign -- Abe Isoo-Parallel Interests in Baseball and Socialism -- A Press Controversy over 'The Evil Influence of Baseball' on Education -- The Growth of Amateur Baseball as a 'School Sport' -- Baseball-A New Concept of Team Cooperation and the Spirit of Fair Play -- References -- PART SIX: MODERNISM TO POSTMODERNISM IN JAPANESE THEATRE AND FICTION -- EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF MODERNISM IN JAPANESE DRAMA -- Sotoba Komachi, by Kan'ami -- Sotoba Komachi, by Mishima Yukio -- A Small House and Five Gentlemen, by Betsuyaku Minoru -- INSTRUCTING, CONSTRUCTING, DECONSTRUCTING: THE EMBODIED AND DISEMBODIED PERFORMANCES OF YOKO ONO -- Modernism, Postmodernism and the Avant-Garde -- The Performances of Yoko Ono -- Instructions -- Constructing Ritual -- Deconstructing the Body -- Conclusions -- AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE MAPPING IN POST-1960s JAPAN: THE INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN MELANCHOLIC MODERNISM AND EMERGING POSTMODERNISM ON MURAKAMI HARUKI'S EARLY FICTION AND BEYOND -- Introduction -- Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, American Melancholic Modernism, and the Need for Affective Mapping -- Hard-boiled Detectives, Emerging American Postmodernism, and the Need for Cognitive Mapping -- Historical Loss versus Structural Absence and the Engagement with Displaced Anger -- Conclusion -- INDEX.

By adopting an open, multidisciplinary, and transnational approach, this book sheds new light both on the specific achievements and on the often-unexpected interrelationships of the writers, artists and thinkers who helped to define the Japanese version of modernism and modernity.

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