Topographies of Japanese Modernism by Seiji M. Lippit

Topographies of Japanese Modernism

bySeiji M. Lippit

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2012

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What happens when a critique of modernity -- a "revolt against the traditions of the Western world" -- is situated within a non-European context, where the concept of the modern has been inevitably tied to the image of the West?

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Seiji M. Lippit is assistant professor in the department of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the editor of Essential Akutagawa.
Title:Topographies of Japanese ModernismFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231500688

ISBN - 13:9780231500685

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Fissures of Japanese Modernity
1. Disintegrating Mechanisms of Subjectivity: Akutagawa Ryunosuke's Last Writings
2. Topographies of Empire: Yokomitsu Riichi's Shanghai
3. Mapping the Space of Mass Culture: Kawabata Yasunari's Scarlet Gang of Asakusa
4. Negations of Genre: Hayashi Fumiko's Nomadic Writing
5. A Phantasmatic Return: Yokomitsu Riichi's Melancholic Nationalism

Editorial Reviews

This is a far-reaching and penetrating work that will be indispensable to rethinking the questions of modernity and postmodernity. A richly textured, elegantly written, historically and theoretically contextualized analysis of 1920s-30s Japanese literary modernism, which radically questioned and reshaped contemporary categories of cultural production. Indispensable for understanding Japanese modernism and its lasting cultural implications.