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Author Keaveney, Christopher T., author.

Title The cultural evolution of postwar Japan : the intellectual contributions of Kaizō's Yamamoto Sanehiko / Christopher T. Keaveney
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
Contents 1. Written in Ash: The Education of a Reconstructionist -- 2. The Comprehensive Magazine "Kaizo": Giving Voice to the Opposition and Challenging the Status Quo in Interwar Japan -- 3. Shouldering Giants: The Presentation of Western Intellectual and Cultural Elite to Interwar Japan -- 4. Power to the People: Kaizosha's "Enpon" Gamble and the Making of a Publishing Revolution -- 5. Literary Interventions: Yamamoto Sanehiko's Role in Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange -- 6. Embracing the Danse Macabre: The Politics and Political Career of Yamamoto Sanehiko -- 7. Last Man Standing: Courting Revival in Postwar Japan -- Epilogue. Yamamoto Sanehiko's Interwar Legacy in Postwar Japan -- Appendix: Glossary of Selected Terms from East Asian Languages
Summary Yamamoto Sanehiko's (1885-1952) achievements as a publisher, writer, politician and entrepreneur in the interwar period served as both a catalyst and a critical template for developments in the postwar period. Yamamoto produced the comprehensive magazine "Kaizo" that challenged the status quo, he introduced the inexpensive and revolutionary enpon books, he brought important Western figures to Japan for speaking tours, he interpreted China for his contemporaries, and he served as a politician. While exploring the accomplishments the compelling figure, this study sheds new light on the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred in postwar Japan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Yamamoto, Sanehiko, 1885-1952.
SUBJECT Yamamoto, Sanehiko, 1885-1952 fast
Kaizō fast
Subject Publishers and publishing -- Japan -- Biography
Authors, Japanese -- 20th century -- Biography
Periodicals -- Publishing -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Cultural studies -- Japanese -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Japan.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers -- Japanese -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Japan.
Publishing industry & book trade -- Japanese -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Japan.
Social & cultural history -- Japanese -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Japan.
Authors, Japanese
Periodicals -- Publishing
Publishers and publishing
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137364111