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Harootunian, Harry D. 1929-

Works: 120 works in 406 publications in 2 languages and 13,147 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, htt, Other
Classifications: CB427, 915.20325
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Most widely held works about Harry D Harootunian
Most widely held works by Harry D Harootunian
Overcome by modernity : history, culture, and community in interwar Japan by Harry D Harootunian( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades between the two World Wars, Japan made a dramatic entry into the modern age, expanding its capital industries and urbanizing so quickly as to rival many long-standing Western industrial societies. How the Japanese made sense of the sudden transformation and the subsequent rise of mass culture is the focus of Harry Harootunian's fascinating inquiry into the problems of modernity. Here he examines the work of a generation of Japanese intellectuals who, like their European counterparts, saw modernity as a spectacle of ceaseless change that uprooted the dominant historical culture from its fixed values and substituted a culture based on fantasy and desire. Harootunian not only explains why the Japanese valued philosophical understandings of these events, often over sociological or empirical explanations, but also locates Japan's experience of modernity within a larger global process marked by both modernism and fascism." "Harootunian shows that Japanese and European intellectuals shared many of the same concerns and also stresses that neither Japan's involvement with fascism nor its late entry into the capitalist, industrial scene should cause historians to view its experience of modernity as an oddity. The author argues that strains of fascism ran throughout most every country in Europe and in many ways resulted from modernizing trends in general. This book, written by a leading scholar of modern Japan, amounts to a major interpretation of the nature of Japan's modernity."--Jacket
History's disquiet : modernity, cultural practice, and the question of everyday life by Harry D Harootunian( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In History's Disquiet, acclaimed historian Harry Harootunian calls attention to the boundaries that compartmentalize the world around us. In one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity - as imagined in the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, as well as ethnologist Yanagita Kunio and Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun - Harootunian seeks to expose the problematic nature of scholarly categories. In demystifying these rigid categories, he demonstrates how they can be escaped."--Jacket
Uneven moments : reflections on Japan's modern history by Harry D Harootunian( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Incorporating Marxist critical perspectives on history and theoretically informed insights, his scholarship has been vitally important for the world of Asian studies. Uneven Moments presents a selection of Harootunian's essays on Japan's intellectual and cultural history from the late Tokugawa period to the present that span the many phases of his distinguished career and point to new directions for Japanese studies. Uneven Moments begins with reflections on area studies as an academic field and how we go about studying a region. It then moves into discussions of key topics in modern Japanese history. Harootunian considers Japan's fateful encounter with capitalist modernity and the implications of uneven development, examining the combinations of older practices with new demands that characterized the twentieth century. The book examines the making of modern Japan, the transformations of everyday life, and the collision between the production of forms of cultural expression and new political possibilities. Finally, Harootunian analyzes Japanese political identity and its forms of reckoning with the past. Exploring the shifting relationship among culture, the making of meaning, and politics in rich reflections on Marxism and critical theory, Uneven Moments presents Harootunian's intellectual trajectory and in so doing offers a unique assessment of Japanese history"--
Toward restoration; the growth of political consciousness in Tokugawa Japan by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx after Marx : history and time in the expansion of capitalism by Harry D Harootunian( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returns to Marx's explanations of capital's origins and development, which followed a trajectory beyond Euro-America, showing how local circumstances, time, and culture intervened to reshape capital's system of production in these regions
Japan in the world by Masao Miyoshi( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of World War II, Japan has determinately remained outside the current of world events and uninvolved in the processes determining global history and politics. In Japan and the World, distinguished scholars, novelists, and intellectuals articulate how Japan-despite unprecedented economic prowess in securing dominance in the world's market-is caught in a complex dependency with the United States. Drawing on critical and postmodernist theory, this timely volume situates this dependency in a broader historical context and assesses Japan's current dealings in international politics
Japan in crisis : essays on Taishō democracy by Bernard S Silberman( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West and non-West: new perspectives, an anthology by Vera Micheles Dean( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism and Japan by Masao Miyoshi( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a society bent on transforming itself into the image of Western "enlightenment" wealth and power. This work provides a unique view of a society in transition and confronting, like its models in the West, the problems induced by the introduction of new forms of knowledge, modes of production, and social relationships
Questions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplines( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together thirteen major essays by leading scholars and researchers in multiple fields across the sciences and humanities. In addition, each essay is accompanied by a never-before-published critical response and a rejoinder by the author of the original essay
Modern Japanese leadership; transition and change by Conference on Nineteenth Century Japanese Elites( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning places : the afterlives of area studies by Masao Miyoshi( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under globalization, the project of area studies and its relationship to the fields of cultural, ethnic, and gender studies has grown more complex and more in need of the rigorous reexamination that this volume and its distinguished contributors undertake. In the aftermath of World War II, area studies were created in large part to supply information on potential enemies of the United States. The essays in Learning Places argue, however, that the post-Cold War era has seen these programs largely degenerate into little more than public relations firms for the areas they research. A tremendous amount of money flows--particularly within the sphere of East Asian studies, the contributors claim--from foreign agencies and governments to U.S. universities to underwrite courses on their histories and societies. In the process, this volume argues, such funds have gone beyond support to the wholesale subsidization of students in graduate programs, threatening the very integrity of research agendas. Native authority has been elevated to a position of primacy; Asian-born academics are presumed to be definitive commentators in Asian studies, for example. Area studies, the contributors believe, has outlived the original reason for its construction. The essays in this volume examine particular topics such as the development of cultural studies and hyphenated studies (such as African-American, Asian-American, Mexican-American) in the context of the failure of area studies, the corporatization of the contemporary university, the prehistory of postcolonial discourse, and the problematic impact of unformulated political goals on international activism. Learning Places points to the necessity, the difficulty, and the possibility in higher education of breaking free from an entrenched Cold War narrative and making the study of a specific area part of the agenda of education generally. The book will appeal to all whose research has a local component, as well as to those interested in the future course of higher education generally. Contributors. Paul A. Bové, Rey Chow, Bruce Cummings, James A. Fujii, Harry Harootunian, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Richard H. Okada, Benita Parry, Moss Roberts, Bernard S. Silberman, Stefan Tanaka, Rob Wilson, Sylvia Yanagisako, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Things seen and unseen : discourse and ideology in Tokugawa nativism by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This long-awaited work explores the place of kokugaku (rendered here as "nativism") during Japan's Tokugawa period. Kokugaku, the sense of a distinct and sacred Japanese identity, appeared in the eighteenth century in reaction to the pervasive influence of Chinese culture on Japan. Against this influence, nativists sought a Japanese sense of difference grounded in folk tradition, agricultural values, and ancient Japanese religion. H. D. Harootunian treats nativism as a discourse and shows how it functioned ideologically in Tokugawa Japan. To contest the sinocentric conception of identity, Japanese nativists concentrated on producing a knowledge about being Japanese through a reading of texts belonging to the native tradition. Yet, as Harootunian demonstrates, this reading was really a reworking of texts in order to show how language, sensibility and belief had been distorted and even repressed by the imposition of Chinese culture. The recognition of an authentic language and belief system that had existed before the importation of an alien civilization prompted nativists to demand the restoration of these elements of "pure" culture as a means of recovering wholeness and unity in contemporary life. Late nativists went even further to propose that active religious practice had to be expressed in work in order to reproduce the conditions of creation. Harootunian shows how in time nativism, conceived as a defense of diffrence, itself became the site of sameness. With the proclamation of Japanese identity in the name of cultural unity and ethnic homogeneity, what had begun as a visible discourse on the social was transmuted into an invisible ideology devoted to securing a consensual order. As in his previous work, Harootunian foregrounds the theoretical issues raised in the course of his discussion. Rejecting the procedures of "common sense history" still dominant in Japanese studies, he draws on the insights of poststructuralist and marxist critics to develop a method of reading nativism"--back cover
Japan after Japan : social and cultural life from the recessionary 1990s to the present( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prolonged downturn in the Japanese economy that began during the recessionary 1990s triggered a complex set of reactions both within Japan and abroad, reshaping not only the country's economy but also its politics, society, and culture. This text explores the transformations since the early 1990s
Undercurrents in the Floating World : censorship and Japanese prints by Sarah E Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire's new clothes : paradigm lost, and regained by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empire and imperialism have returned with a vengeance - not as a set of ideas and practices to be exhumed by the historians, but as paradigms for 21st-century living. Harry Harootunian turns his gaze to signs of the new imperialism in the world - from the United States' occupation of Iraq to supposed terrorist enclaves around the globe." "The arguments being made today for imperialism's historical and contemporary value echo earlier rationales for modernization theory and its conception of "development" during the heyday of the Cold War. Harootunian cuts through the layers to reveal that under the new clothes, it's the same empire."--Jacket
Essay on exoticism : an aesthetics of diversity by Victor Segalen( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Other"-source of fear and fascination; emblem of difference demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural diversity abound in the contemporary academic landscape. Victor Segalen's early attempt to theorize the exotic is a crucial reference point for all discussions of alterity, diversity, and ethnicity.Written over the course of fourteen years between 1904 and 1918, at the height of the age of imperialism, Essay on Exoticism encompasses Segalen's attempts to define "true Exoticism." This concept, he hoped, would not only replace nineteenth-century notions of exoticism that he considered tawdry and romantic, but also redirect his contemporaries' propensity to reduce the exotic to the "colonial." His critique envisions a mechanism that appreciates cultural difference-which it posits as an aesthetic and ontological value-rather than assimilating it: "Exoticism's power is nothing other than the ability to conceive otherwise," he writes.Segalen's pioneering work on otherness anticipates and informs much of the current postcolonial critique of colonial discourse. As such Essay on Exoticism is essential reading for both cultural theorists or those with an interest in the politics of difference and diversity
Writing Taiwan : a new literary history by Dewei Wang( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing Taiwan is the first volume in English to examine the entire span of modern Taiwan literature, from the first decades of the twentieth century to the present. In this collection, leading literary scholars based in Taiwan and the United States consider prominent Taiwanese authors and works in genres including poetry, travel writing, and realist, modernist, and postmodern fiction. The diversity of Taiwan literature is signaled by the range of authors treated, including Yang Chichang, who studied Japanese literature in Tokyo in the early 1930s and wrote all of his own poetry and fiction in Japanese; Li Yongping, an ethnic Chinese born in Malaysia and educated in Taiwan and the United States; and Liu Daren, who was born in mainland China and effectively exiled from Taiwan in the 1970s on account of his political activism.Because the island of Taiwan spent the first half of the century as a colony of Japan and the second half in an umbilical relationship to China, its literature challenges basic assumptions about what constitutes a "national literature." Several contributors directly address the methodological and epistemological issues involved in writing about "Taiwan literature." Other contributors investigate the cultural and political grounds from which specific genres and literary movements emerged. Still others explore themes of history and memory in Taiwan literature and tropes of space and geography, looking at representations of boundaries as well as the boundary-crossing global flows of commodities and capital. Like Taiwan's history, modern Taiwan literature is rife with conflicting legacies and impulses. Writing Taiwan reveals a sense of its richness and diversity to English-language readers.Contributors. Yomi Braester, Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Fangming Chen, Lingchei Letty Chen, Chaoyang Liao, Ping-hui Liao, Joyce C. H. Liu, Kim-chu Ng, Carlos Rojas, Xiaobing Tang, Ban Wang, David Der-wei Wang, Gang Gary Xu, Michelle Yeh, Fenghuang Ying
Backward glances : contemporary Chinese cultures and the female homoerotic imaginary by Fran Martin( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backward Glances reveals that the passionate love one woman feels for another occupies a position of unsuspected centrality in contemporary Chinese mass cultures. By examining representations of erotic and romantic love between women in popular films, elite and pulp fiction, and television dramas, Fran Martin shows how youthful same-sex love is often framed as a universal, even ennobling, feminine experience. She argues that a temporal logic dominates depictions of female homoeroticism, and she traces that logic across texts produced and consumed in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during the twentieth century and the early twenty-first. Attentive to both transnational cultural flows and local particularities, Martin shows how loving relations between women in mass culture are usually represented as past experiences. Adult protagonists revel in the repeated, mournful narration of their memories. Yet these portrayals do not simply or finally consign the same-sex loving woman to the past-they also cause her to reappear ceaselessly in the present.As Martin explains, memorial schoolgirl love stories are popular throughout contemporary Chinese cultures. The same-sex attracted young woman appears in both openly homophobic and proudly queer-affirmative narratives, as well as in stories whose ideological valence is less immediately clear. Martin demonstrates that the stories, television programs, and films she analyzes are not idiosyncratic depictions of marginal figures, but manifestations of a broader, mainstream cultural preoccupation. Her investigation of representations of same-sex love between women sheds new light on contemporary Chinese understandings of sex, love, gender, marriage, and the cultural ordering of human life
Postcolonial Vietnam : new histories of the national past by Patricia M Pelley( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New nations require new histories of their struggles for nationhood. Postcolonial Vietnam takes us back to the 1950s to see how official Vietnamese historians and others rethought what counted as history, what producing history entailed, and who should be included as participants and agents in the story. Beginning with government-appointed historians' first publications in 1954 and following their efforts over the next thirty years, Patricia M. Pelley surveys this daunting process and, in doing so, opens a wide window on the historical forces and tensions that have gone into shaping the new nation of Vietnam. Although she considers a variety of sources -- government directives, census reports, statistics, poetry, civic festivities, ethnographies, and museum displays -- Pelley focuses primarily on the work of official historians in Hanoi who argued about and tried to stabilize the meaning of topics ranging from prehistory to the Vietnam War. She looks at their strained and idiosyncratic attempts to plot
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Overcome by modernity : history, culture, and community in interwar Japan
History's disquiet : modernity, cultural practice, and the question of everyday lifeToward restoration; the growth of political consciousness in Tokugawa JapanJapan in the worldJapan in crisis : essays on Taishō democracyPostmodernism and JapanQuestions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplinesLearning places : the afterlives of area studiesThings seen and unseen : discourse and ideology in Tokugawa nativism
Alternative Names
Ha leu tu ni eon, Hae li 1929-

Harootunian, H. D.

Harootunian, H. D. 1929-

Harootunian, H. D. (Harry D.)

Harootunian, H. D. (Harry D.), 1929-

Harootunian, Harry

Harootunian, Harry 1929-

Harootunian, Harry D.

Harootunian, Harry D. 1929-

Harry D. Harootunian

Harry D. Harootunian académico norte-americano

Harry D. Harootunian amerikansk historiker född 1929

Harry D. Harootunian historiador estadounidense

Harry D. Harootunian historiador estatunidenc

Harry D. Harootunian historien américain

Harry D. Harootunian storico statunitense

Harry Harootunian historian amerikan

Harŭt'ŭniŏn, Haeri 1929-

하루투니언, H. D. 1929-

하르투니언, H. D. 1929-

하르투니언, 해리 1929-


ハルトゥーニアン, H.

ハルトゥーニアン, ハリー

ハルトゥーニアン, ハリー・D

ハルトゥーニアン、ハリー・D 1929-

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