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Power and Culture Relations Between Japan and the United States

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674631762

Publication Date: 08/19/1998


289 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Convergences: Inventories of the Present


  • Note on Japanese Names and Terms
  • Introduction
  • I. Perspectives
    • 1. Against the Native Grain: The Japanese Novel and the “Postmodern” West
    • 2. The “Great Divide” Once Again: Problematics of the Novel
    • 3. Bashers and Bashing in the World
  • II. Writers
    • 4. Who Decides, and Who Speaks? Shutaisei and the West in Postwar Japan
    • 5. The Lure of the “West”: Tanizaki Junichiro
    • 6. Stepping beyond History: Mishima Yukio
  • III. Problems
    • 7. Out of Agreement: The Emperor and Christmas
    • 8. Gathering Voices: Japanese Women and Women Writers
    • 9. Conversation and Conference: Forms of Discourse
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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