This paper considers censorship as a major link between and impetus for two popular alternative literary categories in prewar Japan: erotic and proletarian literature. Through the figure of Umehara Hokumei (1901–46) who was banned under both of the censor’s categories, this tracking of an ero-puro sense reveals how suppression of these two avenues for resistance led to the castration of a third-realistic portrayals of state violence.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science