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Shimazaki Toson and Japanese Nationalism
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a strikingly original work of remarkable erudition that is also a rigorous theoretical practice...a book that speaks widely to literary and cultural critics and is also a must read for scholars of nationalism and Japanese modernity. -- James A. Fujii The Journal of Asian Studies Bourdaghs's study offers a fascinating interpretation of the major novels of an understudied but enormously interesting literary figure. -- Chia-Ning Chang Monumenta Nipponica His insightful and informative book has deepened our understanding of a highly influential but sadly still neglected Japanese writer...That said, Bourdaghs has certainly opened my eyes to ways of reading Toson I had not considered before, and he is to be thanked for that. -- Stephen Dodd, SOAS, University of London Journal of Japanese Studies In its originality and theoretical sophistication it revolutionizes both the study of Toson and the study of Japanese nationalism. -- Janet A. Walker, Rutgers University Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
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Michael Bourdaghs teaches in the department of East Asian languages and cultures at UCLA. He is the translation editor of Kamei Hideo's Transformations of Sensibility: The Phenomenology of Meiji Literature.
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