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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


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


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


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