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Nogi Maresuke's concept of Junshi from the Perspective of Japanese Literature
Nogi maresuke;The will of okitsugoemon;Kokoro;Junshi;The Japanese philosophy of life and death
|Issue Date:||2008-12-08 11:29:35 (UTC+8)|
On September 13, 1912, the day of Emperor Meiji's funeral, Nogi Maresuke－the Confucian general in Japan-Russia War－committed suicide with his wife to honor his emperor by means of the bushido's seppuku. Why did Nogi have to die for the emperor? How does the Japanese public think about it? This paper focuses on the discussion of two novels--The Will of Okitsugoemon, a historical novel by the representative novelist of the Meiji period Mori Ogai, and Kokoro by Natsume Souseki. To explain the young literati's view on Nogi's junshi, I will further discuss the works by Siga Naoya, Mushanokoji Saneatsu, and Akudagawa Ryunosuke of the Taisho period. Furthermore, I will include Shiba Ryutarou's novel Junshii and Kato Shuichi's The Japanese Philosophy of Life and Death to illustrate modern literati's perspective on the goals and meanings ofjunshi. By the discussion of these works, I wish to analyze the Japanese perspective on junshi, to construct the changes of the concept of junshi through the years, and to explicate the reality of modern concept of junshi. Through this exploration, I expect to strengthen the series study on Japanese philosophy of life and death.
|Relation:||國立政治大學學報, 83, 25-52|
|Appears in Collections:||[日本語文學系] 期刊論文|
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