Modernism and Japanese Culture

  • Roy Starrs

Part of the Modernism and … book series (MAND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Modernity and Modernism in a Japanese Context

  3. Constructing ‘Modernity’ and ‘Tradition’: Modernism and Anti-Modernism in Meiji Japan, 1868–1912

  4. High Modernism and the Fascist Backlash, 1912–1945

  5. The Rival Modernisms of Postwar Japan, 1945–1970

  6. Empty and Marvellous: Japan in The ‘Postmodern Age’, 1970–2010

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 276-323

About this book


An in-depth and comprehensive account of the complex history of Japanese modernism from the mid-19th century 'opening to the West' until the 21st century globalized world of 'postmodernism.' Its concept of modernism encompasses not just the aesthetic avant-garde but a wide spectrum of social, political and cultural phenomena.


fiction Japan Modernism national culture novel postmodernism Utopia

Authors and affiliations

  • Roy Starrs
    • 1
  1. 1.Japanese and Asian StudiesUniversity of OtagoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-34644-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35387-9
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