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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

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Yoshio Sugimoto, Harumi Befu, Takami Kuwayama, Hugh Clarke, Anne Imamura, Kaori H. Okano, Ross Mouer, Morris Low, Stephen Covell, Takashi Inoguchi, Hideo Aoki, Toshiko Ellis, Sepp Linhart, Craig Norris, Junko Kitagawa, Ann Waswo, Naomichi Ishige, Miho Koishikawa, Takashi Inoguchi
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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521880473

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  • 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.

    • Written in an accessible style, this book serves as an excellent introduction for both students in Japanese studies and the general reader
    • Contains contributions from some of the leading experts on Japanese culture across the globe
    • Spans one and a half centuries of modern Japanese culture
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    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521880473
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 155 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editor

    Yoshio Sugimoto, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Yoshio Sugimoto is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria.

    Contributors

    Yoshio Sugimoto, Harumi Befu, Takami Kuwayama, Hugh Clarke, Anne Imamura, Kaori H. Okano, Ross Mouer, Morris Low, Stephen Covell, Takashi Inoguchi, Hideo Aoki, Toshiko Ellis, Sepp Linhart, Craig Norris, Junko Kitagawa, Ann Waswo, Naomichi Ishige, Miho Koishikawa, Takashi Inoguchi

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