The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture
Cambridge University Press, Apr 21, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 430 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese CultureUser Review - Nathalie - Goodreads
It was a quite interesting book, a good insight into modern Japanese culture, spanning over many topics, such as family life, music, work culture... It will never be the same as experiencing the culture hands on, of course, but it was a good introduction and overview. Read full review