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Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

David Howell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This pioneering study looks beneath the surface structures of the Japanese state to reveal the mechanism by which markers of polity, status, and civilization came together over the divide of the ... More


Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan

Luke S. Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835132
eISBN:
9780824870690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835132.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers a cultural approach to understanding the politics of the Tokugawa period, at the same time deconstructing some of the assumptions of modern national historiographies. Deploying the ... More


Japan in 1825: A Crisis in Seclusion

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter concentrates on a crisis in Japan which happened in 1825. It starts by looking at the Tokugawa hegemony and the Bakuhan system. The policy of seclusion was adopted by the early Tokugawa ... More


Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie

Soho Takuan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835439
eISBN:
9780824871321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Takuan Sōho's (1573–1645) two works on Zen and swordsmanship are among the most straightforward and lively presentations of Zen ever written and have enjoyed great popularity in both premodern and ... More


The History of Modern Japanese Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232185
eISBN:
9780191705335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on the history of modern Japanese law. It discusses the three stages wherein foreign law was received. The first stage was in the 7th and 8th centuries, when Japan imported the ... More


The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839574
eISBN:
9780824869656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko is the story of a rural Mito woman – a political activist, oracle, poet, and teacher – whose life coincided with the late-Tokugawa crisis, the collapse of the ... More


Excavating Extraterritoriality: The Legacies of Legal Pluralism, Subjecthood, and State-Building in China and Japan

Pär Kristoffer Cassel

in Grounds of Judgment: Extraterritoriality and Imperial Power in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199792054
eISBN:
9780199932573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792054.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that prior to the Opium Wars in the mid-nineteenth century, both Qing China and Tokugawa Japan were familiar with the principle of personal jurisdiction and the existence of ... More


The Evolution of a Management System from the Tokugawa Era to World War II

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins with the introduction of the most famous entrepreneur in the early Tokugawa Era, Yodoya Tsuneyasu. Tsuneyasu was a building contractor and a food trader during the Toyotomi ... More


Conclusion

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter asserts that the Tokugawa state mobilized its elite in an unprecedented fashion, calling on the daimyo to attend the shogun in his capital of Edo every other year, a practice ... More


Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Morgan Pitelka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851576
eISBN:
9780824868277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851576.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in Japan’s sixteenth century, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the ... More


The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

Marcia Yonemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292000
eISBN:
9780520965584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Contrary to popular perceptions of premodern Japanese women as oppressed and subjugated by patriarchal norms, this book contends that when we read texts by and about women written between the ... More


Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History

William Wayne Farris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833251
eISBN:
9780824870119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833251.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book surveys Japanese historical development from the first evidence of human habitation in the archipelago to the consolidation of political power under the Tokugawa shogunate at the beginning ... More


The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Adam Clulow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Dutch East India Company was a hybrid organization combining the characteristics of both corporation and state that attempted to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order in which ... More


Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Yulia Frumer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We tend to think of time as an abstract and universal phenomenon that is independent of human activity. Making Time challenges this view, claiming that humans construct their own time, including the ... More


Cultural Thought, Expressing the Self, and Image-Building

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates and hypothesizes the productive spirit of anime as a whole in relation to the underlying native philosophical inclinations and cultural thought. It examines the country's ... More


Partners in Print: Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market

Julie Nelson Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839383
eISBN:
9780824869533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through a discussion of collaboration in the genre of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) this book offers a new approach to understanding the production and reception of print culture in early ... More


Engaging the Center

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Japan's vaccinators finally engaged the Tokugawa bakufu in their efforts to promote Jennerian vaccination in the city of Edo. Following the outbreak of a ... More


Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology

Julia Adeney Thomas

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228542
eISBN:
9780520926844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228542.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book turns the concept of nature into a powerful analytical lens through which to view Japanese modernity. The author shows that nature necessarily functions as a political concept and that ... More


Rise and Fall of the Southeast Asian “Charter” Kingdoms

Geoffrey C. Gunn

in History Without Borders: The Making of an Asian World Region (1000–1800)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083343
eISBN:
9789882208988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083343.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the rise and fall of the major “charter” polities of Southeast Asia. Having described intra-Asian state diplomacy as part and parcel of an Asian Tributary Trade System, it seeks ... More


Shinano Up Close

Kären Wigen

in A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259188
eISBN:
9780520945807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259188.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The rise of the warrior power in the Kanto effected an upheaval in Japan's geography. Tokugawa had to appoint provincial governors to execute their directives in the countryside. Shinano's ... More


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