The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

by Yoshio Sugimoto
ISBN-10:
0521706637
ISBN-13:
9780521706636
Pub. Date:
06/30/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. Spanning one and a half centuries from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this volume covers topics such as technology, food, nationalism and rise of anime and manga in the visual arts. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture traces the cultural transformation that took place over the course of the twentieth century, and paints a picture of a nation rich in cultural diversity. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture is an authoritative introduction to this subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521706636
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 616,133
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Map; Culture of 'Japanese culture': an overview Yoshio Sugimoto; 1. Concepts of Japan, Japanese culture, the Japanese Harumi Befu; 2. Japan's emic conceptions Takami Kuwayama; 3. Language Hugh Clarke; 4. Family culture Anne Imamura; 5. School culture Kaori H. Okano; 6. Work culture Ross Mouer; 7. Technological culture Morris Low; 8. Religious culture Stephen Covell; 9. Political culture Takashi Inoguchi; 10. Buraku culture Hideo Aoki; 11. Literature Toshiko Ellis; 12. Popular leisure Sepp Linhart; 13. Manga, anime and visual art culture Craig Norris; 14. Music culture Junko Kitagawa; 15. Housing culture Ann Waswo; 16. Food culture Naomichi Ishige; 17. Sports culture Miho Koishikawa; 18. Globalisation and cultural nationalism Takashi Inoguchi; 19. Export of cultural goods Ross Mouer and Craig Norris.

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