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Policing the Perisexual: Male-Male Sexuality in Edo-Period 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/9780520209091.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the realm of legal discourse — the framework of pronouncements and silences by means of which political authorities of the Edo-period sought to establish and maintain control ... More


Authorizing Pleasure: male-male Sexuality in Edo-Period popular 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/9780520209091.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the Edo-period, for the Japanese, “homosexuality” was an unfamiliar and unimaginable concept. People of this era never engaged in sexual practices with nor experienced erotic desires toward ... More


The Barbarians’ Cookbook

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Southern Barbarians' Cookbook is a culinary text that speaks to important changes in Japan's foodways in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Written in the seventeenth century, if not ... More


Buyō Inshi and his Times

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume contains the translation of Matters of the World: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard (Seji kenbunroku or Seji kenmonroku), which examines Japanese society critically in its ... More


Food and Fantasy in Culinary Books

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The rise of the publishing business has been called the most important cultural development in early modern Japan. The mid-seventeenth century saw the rise of a new form of culinary writing, the ... More


Menus for the Imagination

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Menu collections, one of the major categories of published culinary books in the Edo period, included complex meals that most of their readers could not create because of the menus' expense and ... More


Chapter 5

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter laments how the townspeople in Japan during the Edo period grew conceited, with particular emphasis on two tendencies among them, one that inspires abhorrence and another that arouses ... More


Play as a Formative Element of Culture

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a historical reconstruction of how play was given a founding role in the lifestyles of three different social cohorts that have greatly influenced the molding of the cultural ... More


Soba, Edo Style: Food, Aesthetics, and Cultural Identity

Lorie Brau

in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190240400
eISBN:
9780190240448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190240400.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the Edo period (1603–1868), which eclipsed the imperial capital at Kyoto in cultural production over the course of the era. It examines the centrality of soba, or buckwheat ... More


Print Matters: Popularizing Past and Present

Laura Nenzi

in Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831172
eISBN:
9780824869199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how printed culture became commercialized and popularized. Sustained by a general economic and cultural growth and a sharp rise in literacy rates, the commercial print industry ... More


Deep Thought Wheat Gluten and Other Fantasy Foods

Eric C. Rath

in Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the mid-eighteenth century, published recipe books focused increasingly on the intellectual appreciation of Japanese cuisine. Culinary historian Harada Nobuo describes these works as full of ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey L. Broughton and Elise Yoko Watanabe

in The Record of Linji: A New Translation of the Linjilu in the Light of Ten Japanese Zen Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199936410
eISBN:
9780199980680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936410.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This new translation of the Linjilu (LJL) attempts something different from other translations: to embrace the traditional Japanese Zen commentarial tradition and to embed many of its exegeses ... More


Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Alternate attendance (sankin kōtai) was one of the central institutions of Edo-period (1603–1868) Japan and one of the most unusual examples of a system of enforced elite mobility in world history. ... More


Japanese Painting from Edo to Meiji: Rhetoric and Reality

Ellen P. Conant

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of Japanese painting from Edo to Meiji by focusing on the career of more than a dozen artists regarded as the leading painters of the period. It begins by providing ... More


Strange Interpretations

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine aesthetic eccentricity as an emergent feature of identity formation during this new age and traces its trajectory throughout the Edo ... More


Reevaluating Strangeness in Late Tokugawa

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes stock of the preceding chapters with a view toward revisiting and revising certain faulty assumptions that have surrounded eccentric art in the Edo period. It revisits structures ... More


The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

W. Puck Brecher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Eccentric artists are “the vagaries of humanity” that inhabit the deviant underside of Japanese society: This was the conclusion drawn by pre-World War II commentators on most early modern Japanese ... More


Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831172
eISBN:
9780824869199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the Edo period (1600–1868), status-and gender-based expectations largely defined a person’s place and identity in society. The wayfarers of the time, however, discovered that travel provided the ... More


Chapter 7

Mark Teeuwen and Kate Wildman Nakai (eds)

in Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166447
eISBN:
9780231535977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166447.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the proliferation of pariahs, outcasts, and others of their ilk, such as those known as hut dwellers and watchmen, who lived lives of comfort in Edo Japan and suggests that it ... More


Contexts of Strangeness in Seventeenth-Century Japan

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how strangeness was received in the early Edo period and how three key tropes of eccentric behavior—reclusion (insei; inton), madness (kyō), and uselessness (muyō)—were ... More


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