Tatsukawa: Orality, Ethics, & Regional Renaissance in Industrial Japan
Drawing on various aspects of media history, oral tradition, and pedagogical studies, my PhD research thesis — 'Tatsukawa: Orality, Ethics, & Regional Renaissance in Industrial Japan' (2015) — examines the effects of oral tradition on ethics in Japanese mass media. The Tatsukawa bunko (c.1910-25) published by Bunmeidô makes liberal use of gokiroku mono (feudal annals), stock characters like kyôkaku mono (‘men of honour’), sewa mono (poignant episodes of daily life), and shinkôki (stories of...[Show more]
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