Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture

A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin

By Fuminobu Murakami

© 2004 – Routledge

210 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this Euro-American theory by looking back on it from the perspective of Japanese literary work.

Presenting outstanding analysis of Japanese intellectuals and writers who have received little attention in the West, the book also includes an extensive and comprehensive bibliography making it essential reading for those studying Japanese literature, Japanese studies and Japanese thinkers.

About the Author

Murakami analyzes the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers: Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. Murakami Fuminobu uses the Euro-American theoretical framework of post-modernism, feminism and postcolonialism to examine the work of these writers and also reconsiders the theory itself from the perspective of Japanese literary work.

About the Series

Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS030000
HISTORY / Reference
LIT008030
LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Japanese
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory