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The Aestheticization of Everyday Life: Inventing the Modern Memory of Edo

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/9780824838263.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the revival of a particular past centered on the tastes of the Edo period was expressed through the aestheticization of the culture of everyday life. It first considers how ... More


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

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More


Evolution, Individuals, and the <i>Kokutai</i>

G. Clinton Godart

in Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Meiji period saw the development of political tensions between evolutionary theory and the emerging kokutai ideology of the Japanese state. Kokutai ideology emerged as an unstable hybrid of ... 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


Samurai Baseball: The Popular Press and the Making of a National Pastime in Meiji and Taishō Japan

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 provides both a background to baseball in Japan and to the origins of the concept of “Samurai baseball” that is central to the issues explored in this book. The first chapter also ... More


Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. ... More


Exhibitions and the Making of Modern Japanese Painting

Chelsea Foxwell

in Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

I suggest that exhibitions can serve as a model for re-narrating the history of painting across the Edo to Meiji divide. Rather than presenting the “opening” of Japan to trade and diplomacy with the ... More


Infanticide and the Geography of Civilization

Fabian Drixler

in Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520272439
eISBN:
9780520953611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272439.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on infanticide countermeasures. It covers Japan’s tradition of associating infanticide with peripheries, barbarism, and the past; civilization and infanticide during the early ... More


Introduction: The Meiji Literary Scene

William E. Naff

in The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832186
eISBN:
9780824871673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introduction situates Shimazaki Tōson in the literary scene of the Meiji period. It begins with a discussion of the influx of European culture in Japan dating from 1543 and the first literary ... More


Introduction: Nihonga and the Historical Inscription of the Modern

Chelsea Foxwell

in Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japonisme in its earliest phase (until roughly 1900) is most commonly understood as the nineteenth-century Western discovery or even invention (per Oscar Wilde) of Japan. Yet members of the Japanese ... More


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

J. Thomas Rimer (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Research outside Japan on the history and significance of the Japanese visual arts since the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) has been a relatively unexplored area of inquiry. In recent years, ... More


The Religious Transmission of Evolutionary Theory in Meiji-Era Japan

G. Clinton Godart

in Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Religion was a crucial mediating factor in the early transmission of evolutionary theory to Japan. Even before the Meiji period, certain evolutionary ideas appeared within a religious context. ... More


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

Jason G. Karlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan. Through an analysis of the experience of rapid social change in Japan's ... More


The Political Culture of the Meiji Village

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how historian Irokawa Daikichi discovered a set of late-nineteenth-century documents, including a draft of a people's constitution. These materials led to the revelation that ... More


The Emergence of the Shōjo and the Discourse of Spiritual Love in Meiji Literature

Deborah Shamoon

in Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girl's Culture in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835422
eISBN:
9780824870638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835422.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of the shōjo and the discourse of spiritual love in Meiji literature. In particular, it considers the formation of the patriarchal image of the shōjo in its ... More


Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

D. Colin Jaundrill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book rewrites the military history of nineteenth-century Japan. In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation-state, conscripts supplanted ... More


Pacific Crossings

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

in Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835623
eISBN:
9781469601830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882665_guthrie-shimizu.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the genesis of baseball in Japan and its diffusion during the Meiji period. Evidence suggests that baseball played in Japan put the genesis of the game in the nation's capital in ... More


Introduction

J. Thomas Rimer

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/9780824834418.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction explains the rationale for coming up with this book, which explores the evolution of Japanese visual arts from the beginning of the Meiji period in 1868 up to 2000. It considers ... More


Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Chelsea Foxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Western writers claimed to be witnessing the end of pure Japanese art and the beginning of a disappointing phase of westernized cultural hybrids. By the ... More


The Creation of the Vocabulary of Aesthetics in Meiji Japan

Michael F. Marra

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/9780824834418.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the development of a vocabulary of aesthetics in Japan during the Meiji period. It was during the early Meiji period (1868–1912) that the notion of “fine arts” in the Western ... More


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