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By Motoko Tanaka
Beginning with the historical past of apocalyptic culture within the West and targeting smooth jap apocalyptic technological know-how fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Apocalypse in modern eastern technological know-how Fiction exhibits how technological know-how fiction mirrored and coped with the devastation in eastern nationwide id after 1945. The constitution of apocalyptic technological know-how fiction unearths what's at stake in jap society - cultural continuity, culture, politics, ideology, truth, groups, and interpersonal relationships - and indicates how one can do something about those crises and visions for the longer term, either optimistic and destructive. by means of the postwar interval, Motoko Tanaka observes how jap apocalyptic discourse has replaced in its function as a device in keeping with the zeitgeists of varied many years.
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Lawrence wrote on the Apocalypse of John in the 1920s and emphasized the fact that the book is filled with The Trajectory of Apocalyptic Discourse 25 hatred, enmity, and desire for hegemony over the oppressor. 42 Among recent studies, feminist postmodern philosopher Lee Quinby claims in her AntiApocalypse that apocalyptic discourse thwarts freedom and democracy. She reviews the relationship between power, truth, ethics, and apocalypse using Foucault’s genealogy, and asserts that apocalyptic doctrine is the urge to unify, to homogenize, and to dualize.
Modern individuals can only be free inasmuch as they comply with order, discipline, and the law of the status quo. 28 Consequently, Eliade proposes that it becomes very difficult for modern people to tolerate the burden of historicity, as the world becomes increasingly repressive, and claims that the more flexible cyclical pattern of time will again prevail in our near future. The Birth of Postmodern Apocalypse In accordance with his theoretical theme of “return,” Eliade seems to go back to the original archetype with The Myth of Eternal Return.
In Chapter Two, I examine patterns and changes in Japanese apocalyptic narratives. I also look at the ways in which the composition of opposing values and the visions after the crisis function in Japanese apocalyptic stories, from premodern tales to contemporary science fiction. II Apocalypse in Japan W e turn now to theory and criticism of apocalyptic thought and narrative in modern Japan from 1868 to 1945 (the beginning of the Meiji period to the end of World War II); from 1945 to 1970 (Japan’s defeat in World War II to its recovery from defeat); from 1970 to 1995 (the high economic growth period to the collapse of the bubble economy and social stability); and from 1995 (the beginning of the long decline) to the present.
Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction by Motoko Tanaka