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Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan
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Mirror of Modernity: Invented Traditions of Modern Japan (Paperback)

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This collection of essays challenges the notion that Japan's present cultural identity is the simple legacy of Japan's premodern and insular past. Building on the pathbreaking historical analysis of British traditions, The Invention of Tradition, sixteen American and Japanese scholars examine "age-old" Japanese cultural practices, ranging from judo to labor management, and show these to be largely creations of the modern era.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: customs & traditions Publisher: University of California Press Publication Date: 14/05/1998 ISBN-13: 9780520206373  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stephen Vlastos is Professor of History at the University of Iowa, and author of Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan (California, 1986).

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