Thoreau's Confucianist Turn in Japan

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This essay brings into focus the transformed configuration of Henry Thoreau in modern and contemporary Japan by looking into social and aesthetic factors. Guided by Takita Yoshiko's preceding study "Thoreavian Creed in Japan," this essay explores the historically predominant approach of reception along with its essential factors, and also attempts to see the changing phases of development in recent years citing translations, scholarship, and publishing industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-461
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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