Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period, 1603-1868

Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period, 1603-1868

Marcia Yonemoto


This stylish background considers a desirable array of texts, cultural practices, and highbrow processes—including maps and mapmaking, poetry, shuttle writing, renowned fiction, and encyclopedias—to chart the emergence of a brand new geographical cognizance in early sleek Japan. Marcia Yonemoto's wide-ranging background of principles lines altering conceptions and representations of area through taking a look at the jobs performed via writers, artists, advertisement publishers, and the Shogunal executive in assisting to type a brand new expertise of house and position during this interval. Her impressively researched research indicates how spatial and geographical wisdom restricted to elites in early Japan grew to become extra generalized, versatile, and common within the Tokugawa interval. within the broadest experience, her booklet grasps the elusive approaches by which humans got here to call, to grasp, and to interpret their worlds in narrative and visible forms.

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