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What is modernity? : writings of Takeuchi Yoshimi

Author: Yoshimi Takeuchi; Richard Calichman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoshimi questioned the very nature of thought, arguing that thinking is less a subjective act than an opening to alterity. His works were central in drawing Japanese attention to the problems inherent in Western colonialism & to the cultural importance of Asia.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yoshimi Takeuchi; Richard Calichman
ISBN: 023113326X 9780231133265 0231133278 9780231133272
OCLC Number: 55068120
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xiii, 182 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ways of introducing culture (Japanese literature and Chinese literature II) : focusing upon Lu Xun --
What is modernity? (The case of Japan and China) --
The question of politics and literature (Japanese literature and Chinese literature I) --
Hu Shi and Dewey --
Overcoming modernity --
Asia as method.
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Responsibility: edited, translated, and with an introduction by Richard F. Calichman.

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Regarded as one of the foremost thinkers in Japanese postwar intellectual history, Takeuchi Yoshimi questioned the very nature of thought, emphasizing that thinking is less a subjective act than an  Read more...

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Reading Takeuchi... sheds light on key issues in discussions of postmodernism, nationalism, and postcolonialism. Choice Highly recommended as a valuable text. -- Steven Heine Journal of Japanese Read more...

 
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