Hatta Shūzō and Pure Anarchism in Interwar Japan - John Crump

A pioneering study of Japanese 'pure anarchism' between the wars focused on its principal theoretician, Hatta Shuzo.

Submitted by Craftwork on November 23, 2016

Contents

- Acknowledgments (p.ix)
- Introduction: the Importance of Pure Anarchism (p.xi)
- Map of Principal Japanese Islands (p.xix)
1. Anarchist Communism
2. Japanese Anarchism to 1923 (p.21)
- Kotoku Shusui and Anarchism (p.21)
- High Treason and its aftermath (p.30)
- The End of the 'Winter Period' (p.35)
3. Hatta Shūzō: Christian Pastor to Anarchist Militant (p.45)
- Origins and Education (p.46)
- Provincial Clergyman (p.50)
- Anarchist Propagandist (p.56)
- Theoretician of Pure Anarchism (p.60)
- Decline and Death (p.64)
4. Organisational Confrontation: Pure Anarchists Versus Syndicalists 1926–31 (p.69)
- Kokuren (p.69)
- Zenkoku Jiren (p.75)
- Zenkoku Jiren's Second Conference (p.83)
- Kokuren and Zenkoku Jiren after the split (p.87)
- The Anarchist Syndicalists (p.95)
5. Critique of the Old World (p.101)
- Syndicalism (p.101)
- The Division of Labour (p.104)
- The Class Struggle (p.111)
- Physiocracy (jūnōshugi) (p.118)
- Science (p.123)
- Marxism (p.128)
6. Hope for a New World (p.137)
- Social Physiology (p.138)
- Decentralisation (p.141)
- Abolishing the Division of Labour and Exploitation (p.146)
- Taking Consumption as the Basis (p.151)
- A World to Win (p.154)
7. Repression 1931–6 (p.159)
- Zekoku Jiren after 1931 (p.160)
- Nōson Seinen Sha (Farming Villages Youth Association) (p.172)
- Nihon Museifu Kyōsantō (Anarchist Communist Party of Japan) (p.180)
8. Pure Anarchism: an Assessment (p.189)
- Notes (p.205)
- Selected Bibliography (p.217)
- Index (p.221)

Comments

Spikymike

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Spikymike on November 24, 2016

Brilliant! Even though we reviewed this book by my old departed comrade in issue 17 of the UK Subversion journal (on line here) I no longer have a copy so this is most welcome.
Worth mentioning also John's earlier limited edition book on 'The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan' as a companion.

Serge Forward

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on November 24, 2016

And considering the hard copy original is up for sale for a couple of hundred knicker then it's very welcome. By the way, the AF's/John Crump's Anarchist movement in Japan pamphlet is an abridgement of this.

Craftwork

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on November 24, 2016

Spikymike

Brilliant! Even though we reviewed this book by my old departed comrade in issue 17 of the UK Subversion journal (on line here) I no longer have a copy so this is most welcome.
Worth mentioning also John's earlier limited edition book on 'The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan' as a companion.

I could only find an ebook of The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

klas batalo

6 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by klas batalo on April 11, 2017

yeah this is awesome to have thank you!

Craftwork

6 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on September 2, 2017

I've just started this, very interesting stuff.