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Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus-being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science.
 
Imperial Genus focuses on how notions of human generality mediated uncertainty between the transcendental and the empirical, the universal and the particular, and empire and colony. It shows how cosmopolitan cultural principles, the proletarian arts, and Pan-Asian imperial nationalism converged with practices of colonial governmentality. It is a genealogy of the various articulations of the human’s genus-being within modern humanist thinking in East Asia, as well as an exploration of the limits of the human as both concept and historical figure. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Funder
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  1. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
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  1. Half-Title Page
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Culturalism and the Human
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  1. 2. The Colony and the World: Nation, Poetics, and Biopolitics in Yi Kwang-su
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  1. 3. Labor and Bildung in Marxism and the Proletarian Arts
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  1. 4. Other Chronotopes in Realist Literature
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  1. 5. World History and Minor Literature
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  1. 6. Modernism without a Home: Cinematic Literature, Colonial Architecture, and Yi Sangs Poetics
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  1. Architectural plan for the Itō Hirobumi Temple, November 1932
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  1. Discussion
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  1. Architectural plan for cultural housing, October 1931
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  1. Yi Sangs Cinepoetic Space: Blueprint for a Three-Dimensional Shape
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  1. Notes
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Image 5
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  1. Image 6
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  1. Image 7
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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  1. Selected Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520964198
Related ISBN
9780520289598
MARC Record
OCLC
1111971597
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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