Pioneers of Modern Japanese Poetry

This bilingual book presents a generous selection of work by four distinguished twentieth-century poets who made significant contributions to the development of modern Japanese poetry.

Author: Takako Lento

Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series

ISBN: 1939161096


Page: 200

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This bilingual book presents a generous selection of work by four distinguished twentieth-century poets who made significant contributions to the development of modern Japanese poetry. A general introduction provides the literary and historical context for their achievement, while each poet's work is prefaced with notes on his/her life and career.

Frontier Taiwan

Modern Japanese poetry began to emerge in the late nineteenth century. ... Further, many of the pioneers in both China and Japan had firsthand experience ...

Author: Michelle Yeh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231518413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century, this anthology reveals Taiwan in a broad spectrum of themes, forms, and styles: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism. The in-depth introduction outlines the development of modern poetry in the unique historical and cultural context of Taiwan. Comprehensive in both depth and scope, Frontier Taiwan beautifully captures the achievements of the nation's modern poetic traditions.

Japan Report

... pioneers of modern poetry in Japan . Other English writers those influence was felt in Japan at that time were Thomas Carlyle and John Stuart Mill .



ISBN: OSU:32435064405194

Category: Japan


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The Japan Foundation Newsletter

The winner of the Contemporary Japanese Poetry prize is Winners of The Japan
Art Academy Awards Toshihiko ... A pioneer in the field of Dance : Tetsuya
Kumakawa ( ballet dancer ) , Yukari Saito ( ballet dancer ) post - war Japanese ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822034841965

Category: Japan


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Beyond Brushtalk

... China as one of the pioneers of modern Japanese poetry whose waka collection Midaregami (Tangled Hair, 1901) and her shintaishi (new style verse) served ...

Author: Christopher T. Keaveney

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622099289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Beyond Brushtalk explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. During this period, there were unprecedented opportunities for exchange between writers, which was made possible by the ease of travel between Japan and China during these years and the educational background of Chinese writers as students in Japan. Although the salubrious interaction that developed during that period was destined not to last, it nevertheless was significant as a courageous essay at cultural interaction. This book will appeal not only to those interested in Sino-Japanese studies, an increasingly important field of study in its own right, but will also appeal to scholars of both Japanese literature and Chinese literature and researchers whose areas of interest correspond to the major writers included in this work such as Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren on the Chinese side and Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and Hayashi Fumiko on the Japanese side. The relations and resulting literary works involving these major writers are often relatively neglected aspects of their total output and will draw interest from scholars of their work. This book will be accessible to both Sinologists and Japanologists with little background in the corresponding field, and to the generalist possessing an interest in literary exchange.

Arbiters of Patriotism

Right-Wing Scholars in Imperial Japan John Person ... journal of the Negishi Tanka Society founded by the pioneer of modern Japanese poetry, Masaoka Shiki.

Author: John Person

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824883386

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the 1930s and 1940s Marxist academics and others interested in liberal political reform often faced virulent accusations of treason from nationalist critics. In Arbiters of Patriotism, John Person explores the lives of two of the most notorious right-wing intellectuals responsible for leading such attacks in prewar and wartime Japan: Minoda Muneki (1894–1946) and Mitsui Kōshi (1883–1953) of the Genri Nippon (Japan Principle) Society. As fervent proponents of Japanism, the ethno-nationalist ideology of Imperial Japan, Minoda and Mitsui appointed themselves judges of correct nationalist expression. They built careers out of publishing polemics condemning Marxist and progressive academics and writers, thereby ruining dozens of livelihoods. Person traces Japanism’s rise to literary and philosophical developments in the late-Meiji (1868–1912) and Taisho (1912–1926) eras, when vitalist theories championed emotion and volition over reason. Founding their ideas of nationalism on the amorphous regions of the human psyche, Japanists labeled liberalism and Marxism as misunderstandings of the national particularities of human experience. For more than a decade, government agents and politicians used Minoda’s and Mitsui’s publications to remove their political enemies and advance their own agendas. But in time they came to regard both men and other nationalist intellectuals as potential thought criminals. Whether collaborating with the government to crush the voices of class struggle or becoming the targets of police surveillance themselves, Minoda and Mitsui came to embody the paradoxically hegemonic yet arbitrary nature of nationalist ideology in Imperial Japan. In this thorough examination of the Genri Nippon Society and its members, Arbiters of Patriotism provides a tightly argued and compelling account of the cosmopolitan roots and unstable networks of Japanese ethno-nationalism, as well as its self-destructive trajectory.

A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics

Aizu Yaichi (1881-1956), the renowned poet and calligrapher, was also a pioneer of modern Japanese aesthetics and art science.

Author: Michael F. Marra

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824823990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This collection of essays constitutes the first history of modern Japanese aesthetics in any language. It introduces readers through lucid and readable translations to works on the philosophy of art written by major Japanese thinkers from the late nineteenth century to the present. Selected from a variety of sources (monographs, journals, catalogues), the essays cover topics related to the study of beauty in art and nature. The translations are organized into four parts. The first, "The Introduction of Aesthetics," traces the formation of notions of "beauty," "culture," and "art" in Japan. It includes discussion of the creation of the museum in Japan and the frenetic efforts of Nishi Amane, Okakura Tenshin, Ernest Fenollosa, and Mori Ogai to introduce German, British, and French aesthetic thought to the Japanese. This is followed by three sections that examine the transformation of the aesthetic field into an academic discipline that flourished at three major Japanese universities. "Aesthetics at Waseda University" begins with an essay on the spiritualism and idealism of Onishi Hajime and continues with essays on the impact of German Lebensphilosophie ("philosophy of life") on Shimamura Hogetsu and Takayama Chogyu, and work by the major Waseda aesthetician of the twentieth century, Aizu Yaichi. Thinkers of the Tokyo School adopted a "scientific" method in the study of art theory. Part 3, "Aesthetics at the University of Tokyo," focuses on the ideas of Otsuka Yasuji (holder of the world’s first Chair of Aesthetics), Onishi Yoshinori, Watsuji Tetsuro, Abe Jiro, Takeuchi Toshio, and Imamichi Tomonobu. The section concludes with a look at the contemporary philosopher Sakabe Megumi. The last section, "Aesthetics at the University of Kyoto," includes essays on Nakagawa Shigeki and Fukada Yasukazu, pioneers in the field of aesthetics, and on the philosophy of art of the "Kyoto School," which was deeply inspired by the thought of Nishida Kitaro. Finally the work of Kuki Shuzo, an influential teacher of Western philosophy at the University of Kyoto, is examined. A History of Modern Japanese Aesthetics is a companion volume to Modern Japanese Aesthetics: A Reader (UH Press, 1999).

Lingua Et Linguistica 1 2

... Takamura (1883 - 1956),13 one of the pioneers of modern Japanese poetry written in the vernacular, and one of the most widely read poets in Japan.

Author: Graeme Davis


ISBN: 9781847991294

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Lingua et Linguistica is part of the JLL Project: Language Linguistics Literature Learning published in association with Shakespeare Centre Press, and linked to the on-line journals of the Project: Journal of Language and Linguistics, Journal of Language and Learning, Journal of Language and Literature. Further information about the JLL Project and the refereeing committee for this journal is available at the project web-site: http: // Lingua et Linguistica seeks to publish work which makes an original contribution to linguistics and language study, including language teaching methodology and the language of literature. Submission information is available through the project web site.

European Romanticism

Being one of the pioneers in the sphere of modern Japanese poetry, however, Tôkoku's reputation rests on his critical essays rather ...

Author: Stephen Prickett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441154026

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1032

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Romanticism was always culturally diverse. Though English-language anthologies have previously tended to see Romanticism as predominantly British, the term itself actually originated in Germany, where it became the banner of a Europe-wide movement involving the profound intellectual and aesthetic changes which we now associate with modernity. This anthology is the first to place British Romanticism within a comprehensive and multi-lingual European context, showing how ideas and writers interconnected across national and linguistic boundaries. By reprinting everything in the original languages, together with an English translation of all non-English material in parallel on the opposite page, it offers a new intellectual map of Romanticism. Material is thematically arranged as follows: - Art & Aesthetics - The Self - History - Language - Hermeneutics & Theology - Nature - The Exotic - Science While focusing on European texts, the inclusion of essays on their North American and Japanese reception means that Romanticism can be seen as a global phenomenon, influencing a surprising number of the ways in which the modern world sees itself.

Traces of Dreams

Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Bash? ... the pioneer of modern Japanese haiku , launched a scathing attack on Basho in “ Chat on Basho ...

Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804730997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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Basho (1644-94) is perhaps the best known Japanese poet in both Japan and the West, and this book establishes the ground for badly needed critical discussion of this critical figure by placing the works of Basho and his disciples in the context of broader social change.

Pioneers of Modern China

Before Japan invaded China, Lan Fang migrated to Shanghai. ... In May 1924 when the Indian poet Rabindanth Tagore visited China, Lan Fang's friends in ...

Author: Khoon Choy Lee

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812700902

Category: Political Science

Page: 549

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Amongst the Chinese exists great cultural variety and diversity. The Cantonese care more for profit than face and are good businessmen, whereas Fujian R(r)n are frank, blunt and outspoken but daring and generous. Beijing R(r)n are more aristocratic and well-mannered, having stayed in a city ruled by emperors of different dynasties. Shanghai R(r)n are more enterprising, adventurous and materialistic but less aristocratic, having been at the center of pre-war gangsterism. Hainan R(r)n are straightforward, blunt and stubborn. Hunan R(r)n are more warlike and have produced more marshals and generals than any other province. Pioneers of Modern China is a fascinating book that paints a vivid picture of the unique cultural characteristics and behavior of the Chinese in the various provinces. Using leaders in the modern history of China, such as Sun Yat Sen, Chiang Kai Shek, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao as representatives, it offers an in-depth look into the psyche of the Chinese people. It also pays tribute to writers, painters and kungfu experts, who have helped to develop the country socially and artistically."

Modern Japanese Poetry

Poetry has certainly shared in Japanese affluence and has perhaps come a little
too close to being institutionalized . ... The road that the pioneers opened in 1882
has been steadily followed by their successors who have pursued a continuous ...

Author: Albert Richard Davis

Publisher: Milton Keynes [Buckingham] : Open University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106005224032

Category: Authors, Japanese

Page: 325

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Contemporary Japanese Thought

Lu Xun (1881–1936), pioneer of modern Chinese literature whose works ... Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902), writer and poetry critic noted for his reform of haiku ...

Author: Richard Calichman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231136211

Category: History

Page: 309

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The writings in this collection reflect some of the most innovative and influential work by Japanese intellectuals and cover a range of disciplines addressing the political, historical and cultural issues that have dominated Japanese intellectual life.

Black Pioneer

At times may be referred to as a Modern Senryu, and I have also seen them ... JAPANESE TANKA POEM Is a poem that consists of a Haiku, with a finishing line ...

Author: Jim Jones M.A. & Jean E. Ward Ed.


ISBN: 9780557712380



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Han Yong un Yi Kwang su

" "In this first book-length study of Han and Yi in English, Beongcheon Yu seeks to demythify them and reassess their achievements as writers.

Author: Beongcheon Yu

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814323545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 900


"No other modern Korean writers living under Japanese rule (1910-1945) experienced the history of their country more intimately and intensely than did Han Yong-un and Yi Kwang-su, for they were more than writers. Han was an eminent Buddhist monk, and Yi was an equally prominent national leader. Their careers crossed often, involving politics, journalism, literature, and religion. And yet they lived a world apart, pursuing opposite paths. Han was revered for his fierce commitment to Korean independence and his single volume of poems, The Silence of My Beloved. Yi, despite all his contributions to the development of modern Korean literature, particularly his first novel Heartless, has been branded a traitor for his collaboration with the Japanese. Even during their lifetimes both attained a mythical status and have since become legends of modern Korea." "In this first book-length study of Han and Yi in English, Beongcheon Yu seeks to demythify them and reassess their achievements as writers. He surveys their careers, reviewing significant events and patterns in their lives, and then confronts their literary works, weighing whatever permanence they may claim. Yu's introduction provides a historical background of modern Korea, and his conclusion brings Han and Yi together, pairing them as has never been done, in an attempt to understand them more clearly as men and as writers." "As is evident in their biographical sketches, Han and Yi had full careers - so colorful and fascinating that they constantly disrupt our proper critical attention to their writings. Yu, in his deliberate contrast of their literary achievements, provides a study of these two highly influential men that is informative and stimulating to general readers and at the same time provocative and challenging to specialists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons

Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902), the pioneer of modern haiku, wrote almost no love po- ... one of the pioneers of love poetry in the Meiji period: “Won't you be ...

Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231152815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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"Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Shirane discusses textual, cultivated, material, performative, and gastronomic representations of nature. He reveals how this kind of 'secondary nature,' which flourished in Japan's urban environment, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment when it began to recede from view. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane also clarifies the use of natural and seasonal topics as well as the changes in their cultural associations and functions across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world."--Back cover.

What Is Modernity

Miyazawa Kenji (1896–1933), poet noted for his rural existence and highly imaginative ... Natsume Sôseki (1867–1916), one of the founders of modern Japanese ...

Author: Yoshimi Takeuchi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Regarded as one of the foremost thinkers in postwar Japan, Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-1977) questioned traditional Japanese thought and radically reconfigured an understanding of the subject's relationship to the world. His works were also central in drawing Japanese attention to the problems inherent in western colonialism and to the cultural importance of Asia, especially China. Takeuchi's writings synthesized philosophy, literature, and history, focusing not simply on Japan and the West but rather on the triangular relationship between Japan, the West, and China. This book, which represents the first appearance of Takeuchi's essays in English translation, explores Japanese modernity, literature, and nationalism as well as Chinese intellectual history. Takeuchi's research demonstrates how Asians attempted to make sense of European modernity without sacrificing their own cultural histories. An authentic method of modernity for Asia, Takeuchi concludes, needs to stress difference and plurality as opposed to the homogenizing force of westernization.

Modern Japanese Short Stories

... on Ōgai by Japanese critics, there is no denying the important pioneer role that he played in the development of the modern literature of the country.

Author: Ivan Morris

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462920808

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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Modern Japanese Short Stories is a remarkable collection of Japanese stories from the pioneers of contemporary Japanese literature. This volume's twenty-five stories by as many authors display a wide range of style and subject matter—offering a revealing picture of modern Japanese culture and society. The stories in this anthology include: "Tattoo" by Junichiro Tanizaki—a large spider tattooed on the back of a young woman results in unexpected changes "Autumn Mountain" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa—vivid memories of a beautiful painting leads a man to wonder if the it ever actually existed "The Priest and His Love" by Yukio Mishima—a Buddhist priest finds his path to enlightenment challenged after falling in love "The Moon on the Water" by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata—a young woman who cared for her ailing first husband through most of their marriage regrets remarrying after his death Featuring a new foreword by Japanese literary scholar Seiji Lippit and striking woodcut illustrations by Masakazu Kuwata, the stories are translated by the editor, Ivan Morris, and Edward Seidensticker, George Saito, and Geoffery Sargent. This collection of short stories shows why Japanese literature is so highly valued today—it teaches not only about Japan, but about the human condition and the possibilities of art.

Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History

_____ (2008) '“Pioneers of overseas Japanese development”: Japanese American ... Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Author: Sven Saaler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317599036

Category: History

Page: 532

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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. The subjects featured in the book range from the development of the political system and matters of international relations, to social and economic history and gender issues, to post-war discussions about modern Japan’s historical trajectory and its wartime past. Divided into thematic parts, the sections include: Nation, empire and borders Ideologies and the political system Economy and society Historical legacies and memory Each chapter outlines important historiographical debates and controversies, summarizes the latest developments in the field, and identifies research topics that have not yet received sufficient scholarly attention. As such, the book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese history, Asian history and Asian Studies.