Modernity and the Idea: Liberalism, Fascism, Materialism in Showa Japan

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dc.contributor.authorHurdis, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T19:00:36Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T19:00:36Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23216
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5958
dc.description.abstractAfter the Meiji Restoration of 1862, Western philosophy was imported and infused into Japanese culture and its intellectual climate. By the early 20th Century, Kyoto School philosophers and romantic authors sought to reaffirm Japanese culture, believed jeopardised by the hastened development of Western capitalist modernity. This movement became politically charged, and is not without fascist allegations. After the Second World War modernism again became a primary intellectual concern, as modernists and Asianists alike attempted to struggle with the idea of fascism in Japan. Works of Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945) and Watsuji Tetsuro (1889-1960), and the prewar contexts within which they were written, will be compared to the postwar thinkers Maruyama Masao (1914-1996) and Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-1977). The purpose of this thesis is to examine how Japanese thinkers before and after the Second World War understood and responded to the global process of modernity, and how it relates to such political movements as liberalism and fascism.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectModernity
dc.subjectIntellectual History
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectKyoto School
dc.subjectMarxism
dc.subjectFascism
dc.titleModernity and the Idea: Liberalism, Fascism, Materialism in Showa Japan
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentHistoire / History
dc.contributor.supervisorMurthy, Viren
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentHistoire / History
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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