The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia. I forced myself to read the first two-thirds of this book and so hated it that I had to put it aside—in the ultimately vain hope that the editor of these reviews would forget about me and the book. What I forgot, however, was that, in the era of computers, nothing ever gets forgotten—the MCLC book review editor emailed to remind me of my approaching submission deadline.
I know both editors of this book Murthy and Schneidernot well, but I like them both and think of them as good scholars. But what I had read of this collection at that point was beyond bad.
The good news is that the last third of the book—actually, the last four essays—is much better. So, here is my honest review.
First things first—this is the most poorly edited book that I have ever set eyes on: The only thing that keeps the book together, then, is the binding. Can there be a bigger mistake in East Asian studies than beginning an anthology with an essay by Naoki Sakai?
Maybe, but doing this virtually ensures setting the stage with incomprehensibility. Both of these men are well known for their leftist, pro-democracy political bent in the postwar era, but Sakai attempts to demonstrate that, earlier, both drew on the works of s philosophers whom no one would confuse with the left: Tanabe Hajime and Miki Kiyoshi.
For example and this could be multiplied many times: Your guess is as good as mine. At one point, Sakai decides that periodization is an issue to be discussed, and he closes his section on the topic thusly: What could this possibly mean? And, when he concludes his next section on history and facticity, Sakai writes: Earlier in his essay, Sakai makes it clear that he is going to be leveling serious criticism at Ienaga and Maruyama: He goes on a bit later: The same paragraph continues in this vein, but this should suffice.
One point Sakai makes is both terribly interesting and important to future scholarship in the intellectual history of the s. There has been a tendency, he points out, in both Japanese and Western scholarship to conflate the two.class essays at 11PM).
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Yamato Clan and State Essay The Yamato court is known as the birthplace of the Japanese political state. It is a term applied to the political system of the Kofun period but also its development and refinement in the late fifth to seventh century’s c.e.
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From Poetry to Prose: The Modern Hausa Novel. Zabi Naka (Choose for Yourself) by Munir Katsina. Let us return to the triad of poems by Ibrahim Yaro Muhammed mentioned above. In the first, Muhammed decries the plight of hapless renters: East, "A First Essay in Imaginative African Literature," Africa 9 (): 2.
The structural elements of proverbs, repetition, and interruption are the principal artistic characteristics in Munir Muhammad Katsina’s Zab’i Naka.
Both of these facets work together and combine to transform this story from something ordinary to something extraordinary.