Shiga Shigetaka 1863-1927
The Forgotten Enlightener
By Masako Gavin
Routledge – 2001 – 233 pages
Shiga Shigetaka was a pioneering advocate of the preservation of Japan's cultural identity in the face of increasing pressure from the west. This book presents a realistic picture of Shiga's beliefs and thus gain insight into modern Japanese intellectual history.
'…succinctly written and contains more detail than many books twice its length. In fact, the lucidity of the style, in combination with a clear structure, amkes very much for readability, something I personally would like to see a lot more academics bear in mind…and I do most heartilt recommend it.' - Ken Henshall University of Waikato