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The Intellectual Culture of Postwar Japan and the 1968-1969 University of Tokyo Struggles: Repositioning the Self in Postwar Thought

Kersten, Rikki


Japan's student-led protests of 1968-1969 resonated with similar movements around the world, particularly in their demand for individual autonomy and liberation from the burden of mature capitalism and the yoke of social regimentation. In the case of Japan, this movement also signified a major turning point in postwar intellectual culture. 1968 was when protesting youth led a critical rejection of the progressive intellectuals who had defined the substance of postwar Japanese democratic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science Japan Journal
DOI: 10.1093/ssjj/jyp030


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