Japan, France, and East-west Aesthetics: French Literature, 1867-2000

Japan, France is the first comprehensive history of the idea of Japan in France, as tracked through close readings of canonical French writers and thinkers from the 1860s to the present. To read literary history in this way unsettles the Eurocentric assumptions about many of the French writers who are commonly considered the founders of Modernism and Postmodernism.