New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan
Helen Hardacre, Adam Lewis Kern
BRILL, 1997 - Social Science - 782 pages
This volume of proceedings from the Conference on Meiji Studies presents a rare multinational interchange among professors, researches, and graduate students investigating Japan. The essays reflect both an appreciation of past scholarship and a determination to destabilize existing paradigms about Meiji Japan in favor of a multiplicity of perspectives that privilege subjectivity and non-elite groups.
Attention to relations of power challenges the notions of modernization as the master narrative in Japan's recent history and consensus as the primary characteristic of social interaction in Japan.
The authors present an array of intellectual perspective on topics in the social sciences, humanities, and arts, employing a variety of theories and methodologies.
The book will be welcomed by readers interested in the Meiji era, contemporary Japan, and postmodern theories of power.
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List of Figures and Tables
Four Characters in Search of Modernity
Defining Issues in the Study of Meiji Japan
Politics and Polity
What is Meiji
Meiji for Our Time
What is Meiji?
The Formation of Artistic and Literary Canons
Changing Korean Perceptions of Japan on
Kano Naokis Relationship to Kangaku
Shigeno Yasutsugu as an Advocate of Practical
State Expansion and Social Response
The Shinpüren Rebellion
Local Politics in Meiji Japan
Local Citizens or Loyal Subjects? Enlighten
Kanazawa City Politics
Reflections on the Entrance of Fiction into
Science History and Culture in the Late Meiji
Fukai Eigo and the Development of Japanese
Gender Politics and the Construction of the Body
The Roles of the Actress in Modern Japan
Literary Representations of Self and National Identity
Conceptions of Equality in Izumi Kyökas Kechö
A Semiotic Analysis of
Japan and the World
Revision of the Unequal Treaties and Abolition
Meiji Japan and the Continent
Yoshino Taizo and
Contesting Centralization? Space Time
Buddhism and the Meiji State
Hokkaido Buddhism and the Early Meiji State
Meiji Publishing and the Production of Texts
Sokkibon in the Diet Library Col
Assimilation and Discrimination in Meiji Japan
The Meiji State and the Logic of Ainu Pro
Mutual Representations and Constructions of Self and Other
An Analysis of Late
Hospitals Prisons Museums and Fairs
Museums in Meiji Japan
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