This collection of essays represents the first interdisciplinary study in English to consider social memory in Japan across a wide range of issues and phenomena. Unlike previous studies which have focused on isolated topics, especially Second World War events, this volume examines in depth a variety of memorialisation subjects, including music and poetry, artifacts and tools, oral testimonies and written documents, stones, and performances, rivers and earthquakes, ritual and ceremonies as well as art and artists. The chapters are thematically grouped as: Remembering the Deads; Art of Memory; and Nature Remembered.

Perspectives on Social Memory in Japan

SKU: 044944
$56.07Price
  • ISBN

    9781901903249
  • Authors

    Tsu Yun Hui et al. (eds.)
  • Extent

    256
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2005
  • Publisher

    Global Oriental

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