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Smits, Gregory 1960-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 6,115 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Gregory Smits
Visions of Ryukyu : identity and ideology in early-modern thought and politics by Gregory Smits( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1609 and 1879, the geographical, political, and ideological status of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (modern Okinawa) was characterized by its ambiguity. It was subordinate to its larger neighbors, China and Japan, yet an integral part of neither. In this innovative and provocative study, Gregory Smits explores early-modern perceptions of Ryukyu and their effect on its political culture and institutions. He describes the major historical circumstances that informed early-modern discourses of Ryukyuan identity and examines the strategies used by leading intellectual and political figures to fashion, promote, and implement their visions of Ryukyu
Economic thought in early modern Japan by Bettina Gramlich-Oka( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores early-modern formations of economic thought and policy in a country widely regarded as having followed a unique, non-Western path to capitalism. In discussing such topics as money and the state, freedom and control, national interest ideology, shogunal politics and networks, case studies of the Saga Domain and Ryukyu Kingdom, Confucian banking, early Meiji entrepreneurship, and relationships between macroeconomic fluctuations and policy, the essays here deepen and revise our understanding of early-modern Japan. They also enlarge and refine the analytical vocabulary for des
Seismic Japan : the long history and continuing legacy of the Ansei Edo earthquake by Gregory Smits( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are we to make of contemporary newspapers in Japan speculating about the possible connection between aquatic creatures and earthquakes? Why did Japan's government spend taxpayer money to observe catfish in aquariums as part of its mandate to fund earthquake prediction research? These actions are legacies of the 1855 Ansei Edo earthquake. In his investigation of the science, politics, and lore of seismic events in Japan, Gregory Smits examines this earthquake in a broad historical context
When the Earth roars : lessons from the history of earthquakes in Japan by Gregory Smits( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, Japan has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies and the deep imprint that seismic activity has made on Japanese society, the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami were tremendously destructive. Tracing the history of earthquakes in Japan, Gregory Smits identifies a cycle of overconfidence and unreasonable expectations with roots as far back as the 1830 Kyoto Earthquake. The author argues that the events of March 11, 2011, and its aftermath are but the latest example of this all-too-human cycle of overconfidence, exacerbated by fading attention to the risks of known natural hazards as time passes. The first sustained historical analysis of destructive earthquakes and tsunamis, this book is an essential resource for anyone interested in Japan, natural disasters, seismology, and environmental history."--Publisher information
Ryūkyū Ōkoku no jigazō : kinsei Okinawa shisōshi by Gregory Smits( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sai On (1682-1761) and Confucianism in the early-modern Ryukyu kingdom by Gregory Smits( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maritime Ryukyu, 1050-1650 by Gregory Smits( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jahana Noboru : Ikinawan activist and scholar by Gregory Smits( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economic Thought in Early Modern Japan (Monies, Markets, and Finance in East Asia, 1600-1900) by Gregory Smits( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The visual rhetoric of clothing in Chinese painting from the great leap forward to the cultural revolution by Laura A Keating( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of culture in early twentieth century Okinawa by Gregory Smits( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The intersection of politics and thought in Ryukyuan confucianism : Sai On's uses of quan by Gregory Smits( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ASSESSING THE HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1950-1990.Assessing the history of heart disease in the United States, 1950-1990 by Bevyn Mannke( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis analyzes the history of the social theory of heart disease and its rise to prominence in the United States. The social theory, as defined by Dr. James Le Fanu in his work The Rise and Fall of Medicine, is societys developed understanding of lifestyle and disease. This work incorporates detailed analysis of this history from 1950 to 1990. From 1950 to 1961, Ancel Keys advanced his diet-heart thesis. From 1972 to 1983, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT) was especially influential. From 1983 to 1990, the US began the mass production of cholesterol lowering drugs and established the National Cholesterol Education Program. Each of these periods are explored in great depth in the chapters of this thesis. For each period, the thesis examines relevant articles from The Journal of the American Medical Association; these publications document the history of the social theory
The sages' scale in Japan : Nakae Tōju (1608-1648) and situational weighing by Gregory Smits( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The future of Zainichi Korean socio-political organizations in Japan by Winston Hamel( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unspeakable things : Sai On's ambivalent critique of language and buddhism by Gregory Smits( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Visions of Ryukyu : identity and ideology in early-modern thought and politics
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Economic thought in early modern Japan
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Gregory Smits Amerikaans historicus

Gregory Smits historiador estadounidense

Gregory Smits historian from the United States

Smits, Gregory James

Smits, Gregory James 1960-

Smits, James Gregory 1960-

Sumittsu, Guregorī 1960-

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スミッツ, グレゴリー 1960-

スミッツ, グレゴリー・J

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