Mapping Early Modern Japan
Space, Place and Culture in the Tokugawa Period, 1603-1868
By (author) Marcia Yonemoto
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Mapping Early Modern Japan by Marcia Yonemoto
Book DescriptionThis elegant history considers a fascinating array of texts, cultural practices, and intellectual processes--including maps and mapmaking, poetry, travel writing, popular fiction, and encyclopedias--to chart the emergence of a new geographical consciousness in early modern Japan. Marcia Yonemoto's wide-ranging history of ideas traces changing conceptions and representations of space by looking at the roles played by writers, artists, commercial publishers, and the Shogunal government in helping to fashion a new awareness of space and place in this period. Her impressively researched study shows how spatial and geographical knowledge confined to elites in early Japan became more generalized, flexible, and widespread in the Tokugawa period. In the broadest sense, her book grasps the elusive processes through which people came to name, to know, and to interpret their worlds in narrative and visual forms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520232693
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marcia Yonemoto
Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan, Hardback (November 2016)» View all books by Marcia Yonemoto
Early modern Japan was a military-bureaucratic state governed by patriarchal and patrilineal principles and laws. During this time, however, women had considerable power to directly affect social structure, political practice, and economic production. This book explores the dynamic nature of Japanese women's lives during the early modern era.
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Author Biography - Marcia Yonemoto
Marcia Yonemoto is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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