Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture, and Community in Interwar Japan

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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.


What caught the attention of Japanese thinkers was how the production of desire actually threatened historical culture. These intellectuals sought to "overcome" the materialism and consumerism associated with the West, particularly the United States. They proposed versions of a modernity rooted in cultural authenticity and aimed at infusing meaning into everyday life, whether through art, memory, or community. Harootunian traces these ideas in the works of Yanagita Kunio, Tosaka Jun, Gonda Yasunosuke, and Kon Wajiro, among others, and relates their arguments to those of such European writers as George Simmel, Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Georges Bataille.


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 reinterpretation of the nature of Japan's modernity.

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"There has been no truly major study of twentieth-century Japanese intellectual life in either Japanese or English, until now. Overcome by Modernity is the product of a major scholar working at full stretch at the height of his career. It is informed by an astonishing breadth of learning and depth of reflection, and demonstrates a seriousness of intellectual engagement that can only be salutary in our current situation."--William Haver, Binghamton University

"Harootunian frames his masterful analysis of Japan with a sure grasp of the malaise of modernity in other places. By juxtaposing a wide variety of writers within a single argument, he reveals how much they had in common in their efforts to overcome the profound unevennesses that are the hallmark of modernity everywhere. A powerful and important book."--Carol Gluck, Columbia University

About the Author:

Harry Harootunian is Chair of the East Asian Studies Department and Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of many books, including History's Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Questions of Everyday Life, Things Seen and Unseen: Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism, and, with B. Silberman, Japan in Crisis (Princeton).

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