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The Forbidden Chrysanthemum: Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Legal Discourse

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Civilization and enlightenment” (bunmei kaika) is a phrase which the historians of Japan used to assign to a cultural era extending from shortly after Meiji Restoration of 1868 until the late 1870s ... More


The Geography of Civilization

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the association between civilization and barbarism as mediated by customs in the early modern period. After a short introductory discussion of the place of the Ezochi and ... More


Civilization and Enlightenment

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the way Tokugawa notions of civilization and barbarism were translated into a new idiom in the years immediately following the Meiji Restoration. There is a tendency to see ... More


Oedipus in Chains: Eternal Return and the Memory of the Epic Past

Jason G. Karlin

in Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book has examined how the Meiji Restoration had nurtured the sentiment that the revolution was incomplete. It has argued that the calls to action founded on the notion of the “incomplete ... More


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