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Twentieth-Century Japan: The Emergence of a World Power #9: Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan

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Publisher Comments:

"This book forces a rethinking of the contentional dichotomy between tradition and modernity. The authors argue provocatively that much of Japanese 'tradition' is a modern invention."—Gail Lee Bernstein, author of Haruko's World

"Sure to stimulate debate in the field of Japanese studies, this important work deftly historicizes the origins of such 'traditional practices' as judo or Japanese-style management."—Peter Duus, author of The Abacus and the Sword

Synopsis:

This collection of essays challenges the notion that Japan's present cultural identity is the simple legacy of Japan's premodern and insular past. Building on the pathbreaking historical analysis of British traditions, The Invention of Tradition, sixteen American and Japanese scholars examine "age-old" Japanese cultural practices, ranging from judo to labor management, and show these to be largely creations of the modern era.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-310) and index.

About the Author

Stephen Vlastos is Professor of History at the University of Iowa, and author of Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan (California, 1986).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520206373
Editor:
Vlastos, Stephen
Publisher:
University of California Press
Editor:
Vlastos, Stephen
Author:
Vlastos, Stephen
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Civilization 1868-
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
World History-Japan
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Twentieth-Century Japan: The Emergence of a World Power
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w photographs
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 20 oz

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History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Modern 1868 to 1945
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Humanities » Philosophy » General

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This collection of essays challenges the notion that Japan's present cultural identity is the simple legacy of Japan's premodern and insular past. Building on the pathbreaking historical analysis of British traditions, The Invention of Tradition, sixteen American and Japanese scholars examine "age-old" Japanese cultural practices, ranging from judo to labor management, and show these to be largely creations of the modern era.
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