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Introduction: Melodrama and the Family in Meiji Japan

in An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the depiction of family in Japanese melodramatic fiction of the Meiji era. This volume examines four novels initially serialized in daily newspapers at a time of ... More


Japan: The Tears of Madame Chrysanthème

MATT K. MATSUDA

in Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195162950
eISBN:
9780199867660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162950.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the rise of Japan to global visibility during the Meiji Restoration after 1868, and the ways that the almost simultaneous collapse of the French in the Franco-Prussian war of ... More


Early Meiji’s Contentious Natures

Julia Adeney Thomas

in Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228542
eISBN:
9780520926844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228542.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the contentious conception of nature in Japan during the early Meiji era. It attempts to provide a rough guide to nature's chaotic career in the early Meiji period in order to ... More


Promoting Scientific and Technological Change in Tokyo, 1870–1930: Museums, Industrial Exhibitions, and the City

Morris Low

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0082
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is organized into four parts. The first examines the reinvention of Tokyo as imperial capital during the Meiji era. The second considers how looking to the past was necessary in order ... More


Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval

Merry Isaacs White

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217546
eISBN:
9780520936591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217546.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Are Japanese families in crisis? This book looks back at two key moments of “family making” in the past hundred years—the Meiji era and postwar period—to see how models for the Japanese family have ... More


Meiji Drama Theory before Ibsen

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the debates surrounding theatre reform in 1880s Japan, which revolved around efforts to recognize the artistic value of the dramatic text and to reform kabuki playscripts ... More


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


Not Suitable as a Man?: Conscription, Masculinity, and Hermaphroditism in Early Twentieth-Century Japan

Teresa A. Algoso

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Whereas sex and status had been inseparable social identifiers during preindustrial times, reforms and discourses during the Meiji era had created a new “category of woman that cut across all classes ... More


The Topographical Imagination of Tokugawa Politics

Julia Adeney Thomas

in Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228542
eISBN:
9780520926844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228542.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the political conceptions of nature in Tokugawa, Japan. It analyzes the homologous characteristics that make these different natures comparable and which set them apart from ... More


The Long History of Religion’s Opposites: “The Secular” and “Secularization”

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter stresses the historical semantics of secularization, analyzing secularization as a concept used in discursive attempts to understand and structure historical experience rather than as an ... More


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