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Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Philip C. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of ... More


Do Guns Have Gender?: Technology and Status in Early Modern Japan

Anne Walthall

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/9780520267374.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In early modern Japan, guns were strongly associated with gender, particularly with masculinity. Unlike in other countries such as India, Britain, and the United States where women handled guns, ... More


Categorizing Religion in Early Modern Japan

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/9780824851538.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes how umbrella terms for those institutions and bodies of knowledge and belief that later came to be called religions were conceptualized during the early modern period (ca. 1550 ... 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


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


The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Katsuya Hirano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The government of early modern Japan (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shogunate, consistently demonstrated a keen interest in regulating the outwardly inconsequential urban popular culture of Edo ... More


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