Re Inventing Japan Time Space Nation An intellectual tour de force Re Inventing Japan is a major effort to rethink the contours of Japanese history culture and nationality Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary even monol

  • Title: Re-Inventing Japan: Time, Space, Nation
  • Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki
  • ISBN: 9780765600820
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • An intellectual tour de force Re Inventing Japan is a major effort to rethink the contours of Japanese history, culture, and nationality Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, this important book offers a fresh perspective on issues of culture and identity in modern Japan During the past two decades, many writers, both inside and outsAn intellectual tour de force Re Inventing Japan is a major effort to rethink the contours of Japanese history, culture, and nationality Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, this important book offers a fresh perspective on issues of culture and identity in modern Japan During the past two decades, many writers, both inside and outside Japan, have presented analyses of the unique characteristics of Japanese society, and some have suggested that Japan s distinctive culture offer a model for other to emulate A the same time, critics have questions this emphasis on Japanese uniqueness and have sought to reveal the darker elements the conformity and social pressures inherent in Japan s economic success This book takes the debate a step further by examining the concepts that are used to understand modern Japan, focusing in such key issues as nature, culture, race, globalization, information, and democracy to reveal how each concept has been applied and interpreted in modern Japan The result points to a new approach to understanding Japan s place in the late twentieth century world A well focused, tightly argued piece of academic writing that should delight Japanologists as well as students of comparative culture, enthicity, and nation building This is a work that deserves to be taken seriously The book reads smoothly, and the author s arguments are persuasive and well supported with citations from Japanese and English secondary literature A stimulating, well crafted book that deserves a wide readership among scholars in many disciplines It will also be useful addition to undergraduate and graduate course syllabi on modern Japan I recommend it heartly Monumenta Nipponica Morris Suzuki uses a wide palate of both Japanese and Western historians and philosophers to get at notions of culture , race , ethnicity , and civilization and discver how these categories have been used in the Japanese context Breaks new ground Pacific Affairs

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    About "Tessa Morris-Suzuki"

    1. Tessa Morris-Suzuki

      Tessa Morris Suzuki is Professor of Japanese History at Australian National University and the author or co author of than a dozen books, including most recently East Asia Beyond the History Wars, with Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y Tsu, and Borderline Japan, and a recipient of the 2013 Fukuoka Prize.

    658 thoughts on “Re-Inventing Japan: Time, Space, Nation”


    1. When I was finished reading "inventing Japan", i was intrigued to read this book as the book would be the counter-argument of the earlier. I just hit it But with some twist here and there. Morris-Suzuki made it more modern with contemporary problem such as gender and migration. If only the book detached itself from being the counter-argument to the whole book, this could make the reader a lot happier. Overall, i feel myself enjoying the book a lot more than the first book


    2. I have read a few chapters from the book, and, although it can be quite dry at times, I'm finding myself more and more intrigued by the Morris-Suzuki's explanations of Race, Gender, national symbolism and ethnicity in Japan. Indeed, I am quite hopeful that the book will turn out to be quite an interesting case-study.


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