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近世日本における個人性/Individuality in Early Modern Japan

  • GJS講演会


日時/Date 2018年5月15日(火) 15:00~17:00
May 15, 2018 (Tue.) 3:00-5:00PM
会場/Venue 東京大学東洋文化研究所 第一会議室(3階)
1st Meeting Room (3rd Floor), The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
報告者/Speaker Peter Nosco(カナダ・ブリティッシュコロンビア大学教授)
Peter Nosco (Professor, Japanese History, University of British Columbia, Canada)
題名/Title 近世日本における個人性
Individuality in Early Modern Japan
使用言語/Language 英語/English
要旨Abstract The primary goal of my recently published scholarship has been to challenge a number of long-standing assumptions regarding various aspects of Japanese society before the Meiji period, and secondarily to examine briefly these same aspects of Japanese society in the early twenty-first century. In this scholarship I have focused on the construction of individual identity, aggressive pursuit of self-interest, defiant practice of forbidden religious traditions, interest in self-cultivation and personal betterment, understandings of happiness and well-being, and embrace of “neglected” counter-ideological values. In the book–and in this presentation–I argue that taken together these point to higher degrees of individuality in early modern Japan than has heretofore been acknowledged, and I invite consideration of whether these aspects of individuality in Japan may have been more prominent two centuries ago than today.
主催/Organizer 東京大学国際総合日本学ネットワーク(GJS)
The Global Japan Studies Network (GJS)
共催/Co-organizer 東京大学東洋文化研究所(IASA)
Institute for Advanced Studeis on Asia (IASA)
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