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Musings of a Literary Pilgrim: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's Discoveries in China and Their Records

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the impact of travel to China of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō. Tanizaki visited China on two occasions (1918 and 1926). The pieces resulting from the first visit fall neatly into the ... More


Toward a Mother-Love Worthy of the Name: The Language of Abjection in Arrowroot, Nakagami, and Irigaray

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the contribution of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Arrowroot on the feminist debate on maternity. It considers Nakagami Kenji's review of the novel, Julia Kristeva's theory of ... More


The Sadism of the Scopic Regime: Portrait of Shunkin, Feminist Film Theory, and Tanizaki's Cinema Essays

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Portrait of Shunkin in relation to sadism and feminist film theory. It suggests that self-blinding in this novel represents a repudiation of Freudian ... More


Suffering Through Japanese Culturalism: Tanizaki's Aesthetic Essays and the Inexorable Western Superego

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the intellectual climate of Japan in the 1930s through an analysis of three of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's essays about Japanese aesthetics and cultural values. These works include ... More


The Problem with Parody: Masochism, the Death Drive, and the Laws of Thermodynamics in “Satō Haruo” and The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines masochism and the death drive in Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's autobiographical essay “An account of the first half of my life, for Satō Haruo” and the novel The Secret History of the ... More


Introduction

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the works of Japanese author Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and its relevance to feminist theory and the views of Sigmund Freud. This ... More


Conclusion: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Performativity but Were Afraid to Ask Tanizaki

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō and its relevance to feminism. It explains why this volume was not designed to be historical and answers ... More


Introduction

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The golden age of Sino-Japanese literary exchange is first described. The writers examined in this book include a number of the most celebrated authors of the era from both China and Japan. ... More


Epilogue: Dream of a Dream

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The period treated in this study was the age of Taishō Democracy and post-May Fourth idealism; it was an age in which anything seemed possible. In 1919 none of the writers treated in this study, ... More


Introduction: Why Read Food in Modern Japanese Literature?

Tomoko Aoyama

in Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to address the following questions: When food appears in literature, what can we read in it? And how much can we, and should we, read ... More


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