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Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

James L. Huffman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This work examines the daily lives of Japan’s very poor—the kasō shakai or underclass—during the last half of the Meiji era (1868-1912). Focusing on urban slums (hinminkutsu), it attempts to ... More


Introduction

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction begins with an overview of the sources of the study: articles by journalists like Yokoyama Gennosuke and Matsubara Iwagorō, official records, and reminiscences of literary figures. ... More


Conclusion

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contains summary themes. First, it shows that the material side of hinmin life was excruciating, marked by inadequate income and terrible living conditions. Second, it argues that at the ... More


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