NISHIMURA Kiyokazu Saitama University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Professor, 教養学部, 教授 (50108114)
OKUTSU Kiyoshi Yamaguchi University, Faculty of Humanities, Professor, 人文学部, 教授 (50127750)
FUJITA Kazuyoshi The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Professor, 大学院・人文社会系研究科, 教授 (60065480)
NAGANO Junko Kobe University, Faculty of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (20172546)
MATSUO Hiroshi Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, Professor, 美術学部, 教授 (00119364)
This research project consists of the reports presented by investigators and guest speakers at research meetings paralleled with the active gathering of literature materials. During the term of project, twenty-one research meetings were held with a total of twenty eight reports presented. Subjects were not limited to aesthetics but stretched to philosophy, literature and musicology, Through this research, one can see a breakthrough toward a new stage of understanding of modern Japanese aesthetics in the Meiji-taisho era The papers in this report, as listed below, are the fruits of this ardent study.
The Relation between Epistemology of the beautiful and Axiology of goodness and beauty in the Enlightment Philosophy of Nishi Amane, On 'Bijutsu' in the context of modernization of Japan-from universal civilization to cultural nationalism, Showyo Tsubouchi and 'the Reform of Novels' 'Art Theory' in "Shosetsu-Shinzui"-On the State of 'Aesthetics' in the Time of "Shosetsu-Shinzui", On the Establishment of the Concept "Sakkyoku" in Japan, Position of Tea Ceremony in the Theory of Japanese Culture, The Position of 'Shouka' in Ongakurigai, Aesthetic Thought of Takayama Chogyu, Comparison and Type : Aesthetics of Otsuka Yasuji, Aesthetics of Hogetsu Shimamura-debates about a sense of beauty on a moonlight night, Territory of 'Shumi': Transformation of the theory of taste in Japan in the 1900s, The Concept of Genius in Natsume Soseki'e Theory of Literature-An Influence from the Degeneration Theory in fin de siecle, Concerning the activity of sense-The aesthetics of Kitaro Nishida in the Meiji-Taisho era. Watsuji Tetsuro and the discoveries of the Japaneseness : From the "Resurrection of Idolatry" to the "Styles of Eastern Art", On the concept of "literature" in the early aesthetics of Shuzo Kuki.