A New Anthology of Writings by Post-WWII Japanese Philosophers

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Michiko Yusa


In this anthology, works of ten Japanese thinkers, many of whom are no longer alive but who have been household names among the Japanese intellectual community, are selected and translated into English, accompanied by a brief introduction of each thinker. An additional three substantial essays by scholars of Japanese philosophy make this volume a compelling read for anyone interested in the Japanese philosophical endeavor since 1945. This anthology clearly goes beyond the familiar parameter of the Kyoto School of Philosophy.

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Yusa, M. (2020). A New Anthology of Writings by Post-WWII Japanese Philosophers. Journal of World Philosophies, 5(1), 287–291. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jwp/article/view/3617
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Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University

Michiko Yusa is a professor of Japanese Thought and Intercultural Philosophy in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages and the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University. Her publications include Zen and Philosophy: An Intellectual Biography of Nishida Kitarō (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002); Japanese Religious Traditions (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall & London: Routledge, 2002), Denki Nishida Kitarō [A biography of Nishida Kitarō in Japanese] (Kyoto: Tōeisha, 1998), and Basic Kanji with Matsuo Soga (Tokyo: Taishūkan, 1989, fifth printing 2007); most recently, she edited The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy (London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2017, paperback 2019). She was the past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and is currently program chair for the American Academy of Religion. She held the Roche Chair, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2016-17, and was decorated with the University of Kanazawa International Award for her work on Nishida Kitarō and D. T. Suzuki in 2019.