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Japanese Science Fiction: A View of a Changing Society

Robert Matthew


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06 April 1989
Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Sci-Fi Reference
After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional Japanese lifestyle. As the literature of change and of the young, science fiction acts as a window to the modern mind and the uneasy alliance of the old and new. This book, filled with detailed reference to numerous stories, traces the origin and development of the genre from the mid-nineteenth century to today, thus exploring unique insights into Japanese attitudes to commercialism, spirituality, the media, war and international relations.
By:   Robert Matthew
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780415010313
ISBN 10:   0415010314
Series:   Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Publication Date:   06 April 1989
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active
I. The Origin of Japanese Science Fiction 1. The Beginnings 2. The Period of Development II. The Concerns of a Changing Society 3. The Jaded Japanese 4. Advertising and the Japanese 5. Economics and Commerce 6. Human Concerns and Values 7. Consciousness of General Change 8. Sex III. Matters of the Mind and Spirit 9. Moral Values, Ethics and Religious Beliefs 10. The Psyche, Perception and Emotion IV. The Consequences of Change 11. Some Socio-psychological Considerations 12. Postwar Political and Politico-moral Attitudes 13. War and the Bomb 14. International Relations and Future Directions Index

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In Japanese Science: From the Inside, the American anthropologist Samuel Coleman provides a profound and insightful critique of scientific organizations in Japan. <br>- Nature <br>

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