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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


Unruy Youth and the Early Modern Polity

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes not only the elements of the early modern past that made the politics and culture of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan distinctive, but also those which distinguished the ... More


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


The “Death” of Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

in Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter endeavors to trace the main historical circumstances—from the Tokugawa era up to the present day—that have led to this dire assessment of Japanese Buddhism. The “death” of Buddhism ... More


Origins and Geopolitical Contexts

Philip C. Brown

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews the origin and geographical context of shared ownership (warichi) in Japanese villages. It states that the Tokugawa era is seen as the origin of the various joint forms of ... More


Introduction

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/9780804754897.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyzes the impact of Western medical knowledge on Japan during the last-half century of the Tokugawa era, tracing the global transmission of Jennerian vaccination—Western technology that ... More


Prayer Beads in Japanese Sōtō Zen

Michaela Mross

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter illuminates some of the functions and interpretations of the rosary in Japanese Sōtō Zen. It analyzes how its uses and meanings changed throughout history and were adapted to fit the ... More


Jidai-geki and Chambara: The Samurai Onscreen

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses several prominent jidai-geki/samurai films and considers the extent to which they can be conceptualized as films that investigate and problematise cinematic historicity - how ... More


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