International issues: Japanese artists and the problems with borders

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This chapter focuses on issues raised by the international travel of artists and writers in the early twentieth century. The painter Fujita Tsuguharu and the poet Kaneko Mitsuharu provide the main examples of the issues encountered by Japanese moving from Tokyo to Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. I will show how the ideals of international identities clash with personal interactions in an historical moment that is configured along different assumptions than now, in the twenty-first century. Of particular concern are the trajectories which reveal the ways that international identities were understood to operate in the early twentieth century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Commentary on State and Society in Modern Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789811023958
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Fujita tsuguharu
  • Hagiwara sakutarō
  • International
  • Japanese artists
  • Kaneko mitsuharu
  • Paris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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