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Modernism and Japanese culture, Roy Starrs

Label
Modernism and Japanese culture
Title
Modernism and Japanese culture
Statement of responsibility
Roy Starrs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering an in-depth and comprehensive account of the complex history of Japanese modernism, in this book Roy Starrs considers the concept of modernism as encompassing not just the aesthetic avant-garde but a wide spectrum of social, political and cultural phenomena. He looks at Japanese modernism from the mid-19th century 'opening to the West' until the 21st-century, globalized world of 'postmodernism'; from the early Meiji 'cult of modernity' to the early Showa attempt to 'overcome modernity'. In this way, the book presents the history of Japanese modernism not as a straightforward, linear narrative of progressive acceptance and adaptation but more as a dialectical, back-and-forth oscillation between the two poles of acceptance and rejection, modernism and anti-modernism. Furthermore, Starrs shows that Japanese modernism was not simply the outcome of the passive reception of a unidirectional modern Western influence but of a complex cross-cultural interchange between East and West, modernity and tradition. In particular, he shows that traditional Japanese culture was very much part of that cultural mix, and a prime source of inspiration for modernists in both Japan and the West. Thus the book also convincingly demonstrates that Japan served as an active agent at certain key moments in the history of world modernism"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starrs, Roy
Dewey number
952.03
Index
index present
LC call number
DS822.25
LC item number
.S73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernism and
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  • Moderne
  • Japan
Label
Modernism and Japanese culture, Roy Starrs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
713185366
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780230229570
Lccn
2011031565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)713185366
Label
Modernism and Japanese culture, Roy Starrs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
713185366
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780230229570
Lccn
2011031565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)713185366

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