Bibliographic Details

Modern Japanese thought / edited by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Description 1 online resource (403 pages)
Language English
Subject Intellectual life.
Japon -- Vie intellectuelle -- 1868- ...
Pensée politique et sociale -- Japon.
Culture -- Analyse marxiste -- Japon -- 20e siècle.
Nationalisme -- Analyse marxiste -- Japon.
Japan -- Intellectual life -- 1868-
Japon -- Philosophie -- 20e siècle.
Japon -- 1853-1870 (Restauration)
Japon -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1868-1912.
Japon -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1912-1945.
Japon -- Vie intellectuelle -- 1868- ...
Japon -- Philosophie -- 19e siècle.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Wakabayashi, Bob Tadashi, 1950-
ISBN 9780511626067
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index.
Summary Over the past two centuries, Japan has undergone Westernization not only in the external realm of material culture and sociopolitical organization, but also in the inner realm of thought and morals. This comprehensive intellectual history, consisting of chapters from volumes five and six of the Cambridge History of Japan, plus a new introduction and chapter on postwar intellectual trends, describes the forces that made Japanese thinkers both receptive and hostile to Western ideas and values from the 1770s to the 1990s. Important themes in the book are the potential of Western learning to discredit as well as bolster the existing order, and the perennial tension between indigenous and alien, traditional and modern, and rulers and ruled. More specific topics include: Japan's turn to the West; the Meiji Enlightenment and enthusiasm for Westernization; the mid-Meiji conservative reaction; socialism and nationalism in the prewar years; the shock of defeat; and the growth of democracy since 1945.
Other form Print version: Modern Japanese thought. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521582180