The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture

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Yoshio Sugimoto
Cambridge University Press, Apr 21, 2009 - History - 413 pages
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This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. Spanning one and a half centuries from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this volume covers topics such as technology, food, nationalism and rise of anime and manga in the visual arts. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture traces the cultural transformation that took place over the course of the twentieth century, and paints a picture of a nation rich in cultural diversity. With contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture is an authoritative introduction to this subject.

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User Review  - Praj05 - LibraryThing

Yoshio Sugimoto presents systematic introspection of Japanese culture through a multifaceted lens. The study integrates a series of literature compositions and conjectures by well-known intellects ... Read full review

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This is the book on modern Japanese culture I have been looking for. It is more academic than some of the popular titles (a relief to me because I like to know why, rather than just what), but not so ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Yoshio Sugimoto is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University.

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