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Regenerating Japan : organicism, modernism and national destiny in Oka Asajiro's evolution and human life

Author: Gregory Sullivan
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: CEU Press studies in the history of medicine, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the first step toward a comprehensive reinterpretation of the role of evolutionary science and biomedicine in pre-1945 Japan, this book addresses the early writings of that era's most influential exponent of shinkaron (evolutionism), the German-educated research zoologist and popularizer of biomedicine, Oka Asajiro (1868-1944). Concentrating on essays that Oka published in the years during and after the  Read more...
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Sullivan, Gregory (Gregory F.).
Regenerating Japan.
Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018032439
Named Person: Asajirō Oka
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Sullivan
ISBN: 9789633862100 9633862108
OCLC Number: 1015859412
Description: xiii, 410 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : moss animal nation --
The organic state : the imperative of ethical life --
Palingenetic polypersons : evolutionary morphology and the question of organic individuality --
Generative scientism : organicism beyond reform --
World War Zero --
The human-way : nomic instincts and the transformation of humanity --
Nomic crisis --
Decadence and destiny --
Epilogue : evolution and the national body : an unfinished synthesis.
Series Title: CEU Press studies in the history of medicine, v. 10.
Responsibility: Gregory Sullivan.

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