Chiaki Takagi

There are 4 included publications by Chiaki Takagi :

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Earthquake Nationalism and Nuclear Empire: “Power” Struggles in the Land of Catfish 2012 101 This essay introduces my ongoing research project that was inspired by Japan’s 2011 disasters. Japan has been going through its long-lasting recovery process from the Magnitude 9 earthquake and massive tsunami attack as well as a secondary accident o...
From postmodern to post bildungsroman from the ashes: an alternative reading of Murakami Haruki and postwar Japanese culture 2009 6739 My dissertation explores how postcolonial discourse offers an alternative theoretical framework for the literary works produced in contemporary Japan. I read the works of Murakami Haruki as cultural ethnographies of postwar Japan and apply postcoloni...
Is the ‘Post-’ in Postwar the ‘Post-’ in Postmodern?: Rethinking Japan’s Modernity in Works of Murakami Haruki 2010 87 In modern Japanese history, the postwar experience has often been depicted as a story of war victims’ endeavors to rebuild the nation from the ashes. “Sengo” (postwar) is considered a new history as if the nuclear bomb had completely eliminated the p...
Third Space Wonderland and the End of the Modern: Representation of Tokyo in the Works of Murakami Haruki 2010 106 Chiaki Takagi examines modern Japan's cultural formation from a new theoretical perspective by applying postcolonial theories to modem Japan. The author's goal is to rethink Japan's modernity, including its long-lasting "sengo" (postwar) period, by ...