Western-Language Studies of Japanese Heritage

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Over the past several decades, the number of sites, objects, and practices that have been deemed heritage has increased dramatically across the globe and, likewise, the number of heritage studies. Westernlanguage studies of Japanese heritage have focused on questions of identity, power, the state, and tourism. These questions must be understood in terms of heritagization's transnational nature. Based on Western-lanugage, primarily English, studies, this review examines recent research on Japanese heritage. Much research has focused on museums and castles, but "intangible heritage" and "negative heritage" are also important. Heritage studies is not a coherent research field. Informed by anthropology, history, geography, art history, literary studies, and other disciplines, heritage studies probes what lies behind cultural expressions and illuminates power relations.

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  • 世界の日本研究 = JAPANESE STUDIES AROUND THE WORLD

    世界の日本研究 = JAPANESE STUDIES AROUND THE WORLD (2020), 118-156, 2021-03-31

    International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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