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A Malleable Map

Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Συγγραφέας: Wigen Karen
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272767
Σειρά βιβλίου: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes 17
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 340
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "A Malleable Map"

Karen Wigen probes regional cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine restoration (ishin) in modern Japanese history. As developed here, that term designates not the quick coup d'etat of 1868 but a three-centuries-long project of rehabilitating an ancient map for modern purposes. Drawing on a wide range of geographical documents from Shinano (present-day Nagano Prefecture), Wigen argues that both the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600-1868) and the reformers of the Meiji era (1868-1912) recruited the classical map to serve the cause of administrative reform. Nor were they alone; provincial men of letters played an equally critical role in bringing imperial geography back to life in the countryside. To substantiate these claims, Wigen traces the continuing career of the classical court's most important unit of governance - the province - in central Honshu.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Wigen Karen
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes 17
ISBN: 9780520272767
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 11/05/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 340
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 499 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 16 color maps, 20 b-w maps, 5 line drawings, 14 tables


Contents List of Illustrations Conventions Followed in the Text Acknowledgments Introduction Part One. A Province Defined 1. Shinano in the Nation 2. Shinano Up Close 3. Shinano in the World Part Two. A Province Restored 4. The Poetry of Statistics 5. Pedagogies of Place 6. A Pan-Provincial Press Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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