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Re-Inventing Japan: Nation, Culture, Identity: Nation, Culture, Identity

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This text rethinks the contours of Japanese history, culture and nationality. Challenging the mythology of a historically unitary, even monolithic Japan, it offers a different perspective on culture and identity in modern Japan.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 17th 1998 by Routledge (first published December 24th 1997)
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Nurul
Feb 09, 2010 Nurul rated it really liked it
When I was finished reading "inventing Japan", i was intrigued to read this book as the book would be the counter-argument of the earlier. I just hit it.. But with some twist here and there. Morris-Suzuki made it more modern with contemporary problem such as gender and migration. If only the book detached itself from being the counter-argument to the whole book, this could make the reader a lot happier. Overall, i feel myself enjoying the book a lot more than the first book
Illusha
Jun 15, 2009 Illusha rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in Japan, anthropology
I have read a few chapters from the book, and, although it can be quite dry at times, I'm finding myself more and more intrigued by the Morris-Suzuki's explanations of Race, Gender, national symbolism and ethnicity in Japan. Indeed, I am quite hopeful that the book will turn out to be quite an interesting case-study.
Chelsea Szendi
May 03, 2010 Chelsea Szendi rated it really liked it
Shelves: theory, japan
It's like Raymond Williams's "Keywords" but for modern Japan.
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Tessa Morris-Suzuki is Professor of Japanese History at Australian National University and the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including most recently East Asia Beyond the History Wars, with Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu, and Borderline Japan, and a recipient of the 2013 Fukuoka Prize.
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