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Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction

Authors: Tanaka, M.

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Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945.

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Motoko Tanaka is an Associate Professor at Miyazaki Sangyo-keiei University, Japan.

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"Apocalyptic scenarios occupy a critical place in Japanese science fiction, and since the disasters of 2011, it has become even clearer that such fictions represent an important conceptual tool for trying to think through these unthinkable events. Motoko Tanaka moves us beyond facile generalizations about Japan's preoccupation with disaster, by examining the changing ways that Japanese literature has conceived of the apocalyptic and tracing these ideas through a fascinating array of texts and media." - Christopher Bolton, Associate Professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature, Williams College, USA and co-editor of Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37355-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137373557
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37354-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47666-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 189
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