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Japanese capitals in historical perspective : place, power and memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo

Author: Nicolas Fiévé; Paul Waley
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Japan had one of the most highly urbanised societies in the early modern world. Concentrating on Kyoto and Edo-Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Fiévé; Paul Waley
ISBN: 070071409X 9780700714094 0415405815 9780415405812
OCLC Number: 51527561
Description: xiii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Kyoto and Edo-Tokyo : urban histories in parallels and tangents / Paul Waley and Nicolas Fiévé --
pt. 1. Power and the spatial imprints of authority --
Castles in Kyoto at the close of the age of warring states : the urban fortresses of the Ashikaga Shoguns Yoshiteru and Yoshiaki / Takahashi Yasuo, with Matthew Stavros --
Social discrimination and architectural freedom in the pleasure district of Kyoto in early modern Japan / Nicolas Fiévé --
Urbanisation and the nature of the Tokugawa hegemony / Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey --
Metaphors of the metropolis : architectural and artistic representations of the identity of Edo / William H. Coaldrake --
pt. 2. Memory and the chaning passage of space --
Kyoto's famous places : collective memory and 'monuments' in the Tokugawa period / Nicolas Fiévé --
Representing mobility in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan / Jilly Traganou --
By ferry to factory : crossing Tokyo's great river into a new world / Paul Waley --
From a shogunal city to a life city : Tokyo between two fin-de-siècles / Mikako Iwatake --
Time perception, or the ineluctable aging of material in architecture / Murielle Hladik --
pt. 3. Place between future and past --
The past in Tokyo's future : Kōda Rohan's thoughts on urban reform and the new citizen in Ikkoku no shuto (One nation's capital) / Evelyn Schulz --
Visionary plans and planners : Japanese traditions and Western influences / Carola Hein --
Kyoto and the preservation of urban landscapes / Yamasaki Masafumi, with Paul Waley --
Preservation and revitalization of machiya in Kyoto / Kinoshita Ryōichi --
Conclusion : power, memory, and place / Paul Waley --
Glossary.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Fiévé and Paul Waley.

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"The editors earn a final tip of the hat for assembling a set of essays that crosses the Great Divide of 1868.."-"Journal of Japanese Studies, James L. McClain

 
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