Modern Japanese Intellectual History; Ecology, Democracy and Social Activism in Postwar Rural Japan; Life-Composition and Circle Movement Until now, dominant historical debates on Japan's 'postwar enlightment' (sengo keimō) and 'postwar democracy' (sengo minshushugi) have been mainly focused on the discussion of Tokyo-based male intellectuals, such as Maruyama Masao, Watsuji Tetsuro, Tsurumi Shunsuke and so forth. However, if we were to centre these same debates on the everyday life of rural Japanese women, what kind of history would be told?
College: Balliol College
Department: Faculty of History
Supervisor: Professor Sho Konishi
Previous Degree Programme: MSc in Modern Japanese Studies 2016/2017