Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Gunther K. Rosinus
Q: What prompted my question was that I think if anywhere, the old Japan is probably still partially represented on the North Coast and on up through the northern part of Kyushu where much of Japan today still looks a bit like I remember it fifty years ago when I first went there; and I have one more comment. ...
ROSINUS: The northern part of Kyushu, you mean, Kyushu or Honshu?
Q: I mean Honshu.
ROSINUS: Because Kyushu is a wonderful island with all of the hot springs and, you know, Nagasaki, fantastic.
Q: Just one comment about your talk regarding the orientation of the faculties of many of the universities toward Marxism. That was interestingly enough a great feature in prewar Japan, when I was there in '38 just for the summer with the Japan-American Student Conference.I found that there were many students of Marxist persuasion and they were of Marxist persuasion because there was a very strong element in the faculties of the universities at that time. ...
Q: Having been isolated even then from the. ...
ROSINUS: West, right.
Q: Marxism simply fermented within the universities and I think it took practically a decade or more after the war. ...
ROSINUS: To wear down.
Q: It gradually wore out.