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Nakai, Kate Wildman

Overview
Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 4 languages and 2,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1762, 952.0250924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kate Wildman Nakai
Women of the Mito domain : recollections of samurai family life by Kikue Yamakawa( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shogunal politics : Arai Hakuseki and the premises of Tokugawa rule by Kate Wildman Nakai( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public spheres, private lives in modern Japan, 1600-1950 : essays in honor of Albert M. Craig( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo Samurai by Buyō Inshi( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. The idea that the shogunate would not last forever was far from anyone's mind. Yet, in that year, an anonymous samurai author completed one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society known today. Writing as Buyo Inshi, "a retired gentleman of Edo," he expresses a profound despair with the state of the realm and with people's behavior and attitudes. He sees decay wherever he turns and believes the world will soon descend into war. Buyo shows a familiarity with many corners of Edo life that one might not expect in a samurai. He describes the corruption of samurai officials; the suffering of the poor in villages and cities; the operation of brothels; the dealings of blind moneylenders; the selling and buying of temple abbotships; and the dubious strategies townspeople use in the law courts. Perhaps the frankness of his account, which contains a wealth of concrete information about Edo society, made him prefer to remain anonymous. This volume contains a full translation of Buyo's often-quoted but rarely studied work by a team of specialists on Edo society. Together with extensive annotation of the translation, the volume includes an introduction that situates the text culturally and historically
Kami ways in nationalist territory : Shinto studies in prewar Japan and the West( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arai Hakuseki no seiji senryaku : jugaku to shiron by Kate Wildman Nakai( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Butler, University College of the North:The translation is an amazing piece of co-operative work, and how five scholars managed to produce such a seamless book is nothing short of a miracle ... A great pleasure to read. Haruo Shirane, Columbia University:This translation of Seiji kenbunroku is a wonderful and invaluable addition to our view of nineteenth-century Japan, and covers an amazing range of social groups and professions, with detailed accounts of the back-side of everyday lives. His unadulterated views and his vivid vignettes defy the textbook stereotypes. It will change forever what you thought Japan was like at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Luke Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara:This book provides many entertaining accounts of the world of Edo at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The author, who styles himself as a disgruntled, old-fashioned samurai, laments the corruption of the world under the influence of peace and commercialization, revealing many of the key anxieties of the age. The talented translators, all top scholars of Edo studies, bring a very foreign world to life and re-create the engaging and accessible style of the original. Constantine N. Vaporis, University of Maryland:This biting social commentary by an anonymous Tokugawa-era samurai, long known to Japan specialists, has now been made available in a lucid and flowing English translation that deserves to be widely read. The samurai author offers a wide-ranging critique of Edo society, sparing no class, particularly his own, and thus presents an insightful picture of Japan on the eve of its forced encounter with the
Arai Hakuseki and the reform of the Tokugawa Shogunate, 1709-1716 by Kate Wildman Nakai( )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the Mito domain recollections of samurai family life by Kikue Yamakawa( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Intellectual in Tokugawa politics, the case of Arai Hakuseki by Kate Wildman Nakai( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tokugawa Confucian historiography : the Hayashi, early Mito school and Arai Hakuseki by Kate Wildman Nakai( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shogunal politics : Arai Hakuseki and the premises of Tokugawa rule
Alternative Names
Nakai, Kate W.

Wildman Nakai Kate

ナカイ, ケイト・W

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Shogunal politics : Arai Hakuseki and the premises of Tokugawa rulePublic spheres, private lives in modern Japan, 1600-1950 : essays in honor of Albert M. CraigWomen of the Mito domain recollections of samurai family life