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Modern Japanese Aesthetics

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Modern Japanese Aesthetics is the first work in English on the history of the Japanese philosophy of art, from its inception in the 1870s to the present. In addition to the historical information and discussion of aesthetic issues that appear in the introductions to each of the chapters, the book presents English translations of otherwise inaccessible major works on Japanese aesthetics, beginning with a complete and annotated translation of the first work in the field, Nishi Amane's Bimyogaku Setsu (The Theory of Aesthetics). In its four sections (The Subject of Aesthetics, Aesthetic Categories, Poetic Expression, Postmodernism and Aesthetics), Modern Japanese Aesthetics discusses the momentous efforts made by Japanese thinkers to master, assimilate, and transform Western philosophical systems to discuss their own literary and artistic heritage. Readers are introduced to debates between the unconditional supporters of Western ideas and more cautious approaches to the literary and artistic past.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 2001
Contributor
Edited by Michele Marra
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Hawai'i Press
Pages
334
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780824820770
Product ID
3467173

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