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Title :近代社会環境への警笛
Authors :徳永 光展
Issue Date :Sep-2006
Abstract :This paper attempts to review the ways in which Soseki Natsurne portrayed his indictmentヽof Japanese society. Soseki's critique was concerned with the speed at which Western ideas were being inculcated into Japan. He writes with a sense of crisis; for example, in Sanshiro Ogawa's statement that "Meiji thought had been reliving three hundred years of Western history in the space of forty" (San­shim). Consider also Ichiro Nagano's sentiments "Man's insecurity stems from the advance of sci­cnce" and "It is frightening because the fate which the whole of humanity will reach in several centu­ries, I must go through-in my own lifetime-and at that all alone" (The Wayfarer). Daisuke Nagai's criticism predicts the results of this unreasonable rate of development: "A people so oppressed by the West have no mental leisure, they can't do anything worthwhile" (And Then). While the Meiji era was one in which Japan insatiably sought to import Western constructs of social order and culture, recur­ring depictions in novels, lectures, diary entries, and other forms of expression of S6seki's strong con­cerns about the climate in which this was taking place reveal that he was establishing the concept of in­dividualism and simultaneously taking great pains to determine how one could successfully adapt to society.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :02876620
Publisher :福岡工業大学
Comment :著者所属 : 福岡工業大学 社会環境学科(Department of Social and Environmental Studies, Fukuoka  Institute of Technology)
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/11478/425
citation :福岡工業大学研究論集
Citation :福岡工業大学研究論集 Vol.39 no.1 p.17 -25
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