Evolution of the Perceptions of Japanese Culture in the West: From Unknown, Mysterious, Exotic to Cool

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Abstract

Perceiving Japan in the West

Japan is cool. Japanese coolness has been studied for decades by scholars from all over the world, famously by Douglas McGray who argued that Japan is a "cultural superpower".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExporting Japanese Aesthetics
Subtitle of host publicationEvolution from Tradition to Cool Japan
EditorsTets Kimura, Jennifer Anne Harris
Place of PublicationEastbourne
PublisherSussex Academic Press
Chapter1
Pages12-40
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781782846581
ISBN (Print)978-1-78976-001-9 , 9781789760019, 1789760011
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameSussex library of Asian and Asian American studies.

Keywords

  • Civilization, Modern -- Japanese influences
  • Japan -- Civilization
  • Aesthetics, Japanese

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    Kimura, T. (2020). Evolution of the Perceptions of Japanese Culture in the West: From Unknown, Mysterious, Exotic to Cool. In T. Kimura, & J. A. Harris (Eds.), Exporting Japanese Aesthetics: Evolution from Tradition to Cool Japan (pp. 12-40). (Sussex library of Asian and Asian American studies.). Sussex Academic Press.