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Recasting Red Culture in Proletarian Japan: Childhood, Korea, and the Historical Avant-Garde

Samuel Perry


This book turns a critical eye on the influential proletarian cultural movement that flourished in 1920s and 1930s Japan. This was a diverse, cosmopolitan, and highly contested moment in Japanese history when notions of political egalitarianism were being translated into cultural practices specific to the Japanese experience. The book offers an account of the passions—and antinomies—that animated one of the most admirable intellectual and cultural movements of Japan's twentieth century, and argues that proletarian literature, cultural workers, and institutions fundamentally enrich our understa ... More

Keywords: Japan, Japanese history, political egalitarianism, Japanese culture, proletarian literature, cultural workers, revolution, bourgeois cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838935
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Perry, author
Brown University