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The artists start to dance: the changing image of the body in art of the Taishʼo Period / Mizusawa Tsutomu -- Indices of modernity: changes in popular reprographic representation / John Clark -- The formation of the audiences for modern art in Japan / Omuka Toshiharu -- On rationalization and the national lifestyle: Japanese design in the 1920s and 1930s / Kashiwagi Hiroshi -- Japanese modernism and consumerism: forging the new artistic field of "Shʼogyʼo Bijutsu" (commercial art) / Gennifer Weisenfeld -- The cultured life as contested space: dwelling and discourse in the 1920s / Jordan Sand -- The cafe: contested space of modernity in interwar Japan / Elise K. Tipton -- An alternate informant: middle-class women and mass magazines in 1920s Japan / Barbara Hamill Sato -- The divided appetite: "eating" in the literature of the 1920s / Tomoko Aoyama -- The past in the present: war in narratives of modernity in the 1920s and 1930s / Sandra Wilson -- Modern selves and modern spaces: an overview / Vera Mackie.
"This volume is a multi-faceted study of the development of modernism in Japan, with authors from Japan, the United States, and Australia spanning the fields of art history, social history, and literature. Being Modern in Japan raises many issues about Japanese modernity and its contested meanings. Writers explore what it meant to be modern in Japan from the 1910s to the 1930s, but many subjects addressed are relevant to modernity elsewhere in Asia, Europe, and North America." "Being Modern in Japan will be a valuable teaching resource for students of Japanese society, and visual and material culture, and represents a significant contribution to the fields of Japanese studies and cross-cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET.