Third Space Wonderland and the End of the Modern: Representation of Tokyo in the Works of Murakami Haruki

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Chiaki Takagi (Creator)
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Abstract: 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 examining the works of Murakami Haruki. His works suggest that postwar Japanese society has been informed by a peculiar version of colonization. Takagi calls the application of postcolonial theories to Japanese society the "Japanization" of the postcolonial as well as of the postmodem. [The original abstract for this article contains (characters/images) that cannot be displayed here. Please click on the link below to read the full abstract and article.]

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Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS) 32 (2010): 193-8
Language: English
Date: 2010
Cultural studies, Japan, Post-modernity, Post-World War II, Imperialism, Post-colonial, Murakami Haruki

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