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Toby, Ronald P. 1942-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 2,021 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  History  Pictorial works  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Maps  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Scientific advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald P Toby
State and diplomacy in early modern Japan : Asia in the development of the Tokugawa Bakufu by Ronald P Toby( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald P. Toby argues that this isolationism was by no means so complete as traditionally supposed. He demonstrates that the Tokugawa shoguns conducted a foreign policy that established the shogunate's legitimacy, preserved Japan's security in an unstable environment, and buttressed her ideological pretensions to centrality in an East Asian order independent of the Chinese world order" more familiar to historians. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Barbarians: Fierce and Friendly by Ikeda Hajime( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like people elsewhere, Japanese throughout their history have encountered aliens in reality and in fantasy, and then have tried to incorporate them into their view of the world. Ronald P. Toby, noted Japanese historian, examines ways in which the Japanese have expressed their understanding of the foreign such as Koreans, Okinawans, Chinese and Americans, both black and white
Barbarians, fierce and festive( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, Japanese have met aliens in reality and fantasy, and have tried to incoprate them in their world view. Historian Ronald P. Toby tells how Japanese have expressed their understanding of the foreigner as examplified by Koreans, Okinawans, Chinese, and Americans both black and white. Location footage is blended with other visual images mostly from 18th and 19th century scrolls, showing aliens as enacted in festivals of the era
Preaching from pictures : a Japanese mandala( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Jikkai Mandala, Mandala of the ten worlds (ca. 1630), and the Edozu byōbu, Views of Edo, (ca. 1630)
Japan and its worlds : Marius B. Jansen and the internationalization of Japanese studies by Marius Jansen Memorial Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sakoku" to iu gaikō by Ronald P Toby( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Japanese and Korean and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic history of Japan, 1600-1990 by Takafusa Nakamura( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together in English translation selected chapters that first appeared in the eight-volume series 'The economic history of Japan' (Iwanami Shoten 1988-90). Vol. 1 is a selection of ten chapters on early modern Japanese economic history. Vol. 3 has its origins in volumes 5, 6, and 7 of the original series
Emergence of economic society in Japan, 1600-1870( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergence of economic society in Japan, 1600-1859( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsei Nihon no kokka keisei to gaikō by Ronald P Toby( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Tokugawa bakufu and seventeenth century Japanese relations with East Asia by Ronald P Toby( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gyōretsu to misemono( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kanryūsuru bunka to bi : Nihonkaigaku no shinseiki( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing the Nation: 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Japanese Identity by Paul Droubie( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the performance and consumption of a reinvented Japanese national identity surrounding the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. This event marked an important psychological turning point for many Japanese, who saw it as marking their reemergence into the world community. National identity is often hidden in the daily assumptions and practices of members of the nation. Prestige events like the Olympics bring these to the surface and make them easier to analyze as the contents for performance and consumption of Self for both Self and Other are prepared. Furthermore, the specifics of Japanese national identity at this time made the Olympics a near perfect venue for this. I argue that an examination of this discourse reveals several tropes of Self shared across the mainstream of Japanese national identity in the mid 1960s. The first was that Japan had rebuilt from wartime destruction and was now a global scientific and technological leader. Second, the country had a mixture of Western modernity and Japanese tradition that made it uniquely suited to be an interlocutor between West and non-West. The government, urban spaces and public manners were modern, yet culturally, Japanese engaged in a self-Orientalizing discourse. Third, that Japan was no longer the despised enemy from the Second World War, but was now a uniquely peaceful and internationalist country. The Olympics provided the stage upon which to perform this identity, but also through which to study it
The economic history of modern Japan, 1600-1990( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating Edo, sensing Japan: food branding and market culture in late Tokugawa Japan, 1780-1868 by Akira Shimizu( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the roles specialty foods in the political capital of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). The development of infrastructures as well as the proliferation of the publishing industry resulted in a considerable scale of information and material circulations in Japan. Cookbooks, travel and shopping guides, and gazetteers introduced different kinds of foods, including regional specialties, prestigious food shops, which contracted the bakufu and other powerful officials, luxury foods to which commoners did not have access, and foods, eating of which was considered taboo. From the early eighteenth century, wholesalers in Edo formed trade associations to secure the shipments of various commodities from origins of production. They paid fees to the bakufu (military government) for the protection of their rights to handle commodities and trade channels; the bakufu required them to supply certain commodities to Edo Castle. However, in the end of the eighteenth century, independent merchants who were not affiliated with trade associations and peasants and fishermen whose products and catches were not acknowledged as ⁰́specialties⁰́₊ began disrupting the bakufu-protected trade channels. This disruption was particularly problematic in the trade of specialty foods. By focusing on five foods, eggs, kelp, grapes, pork, and whitefish, this dissertation examines how they sought to promote their foods outside the network of trade associations and how trade associations attempted to maintain their rights. It is my hope that the five case studies will show the process through which independent merchants, peasants, and fishermen challenged the existing trade network and trade association proactively protected their rights to handle certain foods
Engaging the other : 'Japan' and its alter egos, 1550-1850 by Ronald P Toby( Book )

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

"In Engaging the Other : 'Japan' and Its Alter Egos, 1550-1850, Ronald P. Toby examines new discourses of identity and difference in early modern Japan, a discourse catalyzed by the 'Iberian irruption,' the appearance of Portuguese and other new, radical others in the sixteenth century. The encounter with peoples and countries unimagined in earlier discourse provoked an identity crisis, a paradigm shift from a view of the world as comprising only 'three countries' (sangoku), i.e., Japan, China and India, to a world of 'myriad countries' (bankoku) and peoples. In order to understand the new radical alterities, the Japanese were forced to establish new parameters of difference from familiar, proximate others, i.e., China, Korea and Ryukyu. Toby examines their articulation in literature, visual and performing arts, law, and customs"--
Zenshū nihon no rekishi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezugaku nyūmon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial designs: fashion, cosmetics, and cultural identity in Japan, 1931-1943 by Rebecca A Nickerson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation analyzes how women and gender shaped Japanese imperial culture at home by examining fashion and cosmetics in the 1930s and 1940s. In contrast to conventional narratives of Japanese imperial history that posit Japan⁰́₉s nation- and empire-building projects as separate entities, one extending out from the other, I place women and gender at the heart of my analysis in order to show how nation and empire were mutually constituted through a singular process of colonial modernity. I examine debates on the ⁰́national uniform⁰́₊ and ethnic costumes to demonstrate how women functioned as objects in the quest to define Japanese cultural identity, which I argue was shaped through both Japan⁰́₉s semi-colonial relationship with the West and its imperial aspirations in Asia. At the same time, I introduce the figures of Miss Shiseido⁰́₄an innovative marketing campaign by Japan⁰́₉s leading maker of luxury cosmetics⁰́₄and Tanaka Chiyo⁰́₄Japan⁰́₉s first fashion designer⁰́₄to show how the materiality of fashion and cosmetics enabled individual women to act as subjects with the capacity to shape and transform their world through their consumption practices and the choices they made in assembling their appearance. By analyzing the ways in which critics struggled to respond to shifting ideals of femininity through discourses on women⁰́₉s fashion and cosmetics, I show how women and gender were constitutive of Japanese imperialism and how they expose the incompleteness of Japan⁰́₉s imperial regime
 
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State and diplomacy in early modern Japan : Asia in the development of the Tokugawa Bakufu
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The economic history of Japan, 1600-1990Emergence of economic society in Japan, 1600-1870Emergence of economic society in Japan, 1600-1859The economic history of modern Japan, 1600-1990
Alternative Names
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Ronald Toby Amerikaans historicus

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T'obi, Ronŏldŭ 1942-

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토비, 로날드 1942-

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Languages
English (94)

Japanese (15)

Korean (3)