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The aesthetics of Japanese fascism

Author: Alan Tansman
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: A study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers a study of Japanese cultural expression. This title reveals how a particular, often seemingly innocent aesthetic sensibility - present in novels, essays, popular songs, film, and political  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Tansman
ISBN: 9780520245051 0520245059
OCLC Number: 807235487
Description: x, 355 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Modernist beginnings : Akutagawa Ryunosuke and Kobayashi Hideo --
The beauty of violence : Yasuda Yojuro's "Japanese bridges" --
Objects of the sublime in literary writing : Yasuda Yojuro, Yanagi Soetsu, Kawabata Yasunari, and Shiga Naoya --
The rhetoric of unspoken fascism : the essence of the national polity --
Sentimental fascism on screen : Mother under the eyelids --
An aesthetics of devotion : Kobayashi Hideo's cultural criticism --
Filaments of fascism in postwar times --
Coda : Reading fascist aesthetics.
Series Title: A study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Responsibility: Alan Tansman.


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"A groundbreaking contribution to an exciting and newly developing field." -- Roy Starrs Journal Of Japanese Stds "Alan Tansman's The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism ... all in all, well-argued and Read more...

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