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The Tōkaidō road : traveling and representation in Edo and Meiji Japan

Author: Jilly Traganou
Publisher: New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Tokaido Road offers a comparative study of the Tokaido road's representations during the Edo (1600-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) eras. During both periods, the Tokaido was a popular topic of representation and was depicted in a variety of visual and literary media. This book, the first to examine the Tokaido's imagery from an academic perspective, aims to highlight how such representations were fundamental in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jilly Traganou
ISBN: 0415310911 9780415310918
OCLC Number: 52347509
Description: xvii, 270 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures Acknowledgements Glossary 1. Introduction 2. Infrastructure and Cartography of the Tokaido in Macro 2.1. The Tokaido as a Geopolitical Territory 2.2. Infrastructure upon the Tokaido Route 2.3. The Tokaido's Cartography 3. Travelling Practices and Literary Tokaido 3.1. Road Cosmology - The Road as a Microcosm 3.2. Travelling Practices of the Edo Period 3.3. Literary Tokaido 4. Performance, Visuality and Imagination at the Tokaido's Micro-Scale 4.1. Transportation-Stations: Spaces of Performance, Spaces of Representation 4.2. Tokaido and Visuality 5. Conclusions and Openings: The Tokaido as Medium of National Knowledge 5.1. National Knowledge and Epistemology 5.2. History as Nostalgia, History as Play Bibliography Notes
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A comparative study of the Tokaido Road's representations during the Edo and Meiji eras. In the latter, it was presented as a landscape of progress, modernity and westernization - fundamental in  Read more...

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