Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alan Tansman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520245051

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520245051.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 20 October 2019

. An Aesthetics of Devotion: Kobayashi Hideo’s Cultural Criticism

. An Aesthetics of Devotion: Kobayashi Hideo’s Cultural Criticism

Chapter:
(p.194) 6. An Aesthetics of Devotion: Kobayashi Hideo’s Cultural Criticism
Source:
The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism
Author(s):

Alan Tansman

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0007

Kobayashi Hideo was the pivotal Japanese critic of his time. The progenitor of literary and cultural criticism in Japan, Kobayashi blended serious reflection on aesthetics, literature, history, and politics with a poet's sensibility. His intellectual reach was immense: from Buddhist aesthetics to European classical music; from the entire history of Japanese and European literature to sculpture, pottery, and painting; from the politics of literature to the literature of war; from poetics to European and Asian thought. This chapter shows how Kobayashi, through his vertigo-inducing prose, and his particular version of the fascist moment, did his part in seeding an atmosphere of aesthetic fascism.

Keywords:   Japanese critic, aesthetic fascism, Japanese fascism, Kobayashi Hideo

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.