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Earthquake nation : the cultural politics of Japanese seismicity, 1868-1930

Author: Gregory K Clancey
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
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A cultural history of Japanese earthquakes at the turn of the 20th century and a look at their relationship to matters of modernization. The book synthesizes Japanese architecture, science, technology, labor, and art, while making theoretical contributions to the field of science studies.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory K Clancey
ISBN: 0520246071 9780520246072
OCLC Number: 1050982360
Description: xiii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Strong nation, stone nation --
Earthquakes --
The seismologists --
The national essence --
A great earthquake --
Japan as earthquake nation --
Japanese architecture after Nobi --
The great Kanto earthquake and the submergence of the earthquake nation.
Other Titles: Cultural politics of Japanese seismicity, 1868-1930
Responsibility: Gregory Clancey.
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Accelerating seismic activity in late Meiji Japan climaxed in the legendary Great Nobi Earthquake of 1891, which rocked the main island from Tokyo to Osaka, killing thousands. This book presents the  Read more...


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"This is a work of extraordinary originality and lucidity. It reveals the surprising fact that earthquakes, in addition to being natural phenomena, have also been eminently social constructions. Read more...

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