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Low city, high city : Tokyo from Edo to the earthquake

Author: Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the metamorphosis of Japan from a country almost completely closed to the outside world, to one full of Western ideas and technologies. It focuses on Tokyo, (known as Edo until  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seidensticker, Edward, 1921-2007.
Low city, high city.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)756438573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 0674539397 9780674539396
OCLC Number: 23254006
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1983.
Description: ix, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The end and the beginning; civilization and enlightenment; the double life; the decay of the decadent; low city, high city; the Taisho look.
Responsibility: Edward Seidensticker.

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Reading the narrative--precise, insightful, ambivalent--is rather like wandering, with the delights of recognition. It is a story...less of revolution and disaster than of the 'little things'...which Read more...

 
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