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Japanese capitals in historical perspective place, power and memory in Kyoto, edo ans Tokyo.

Author: Nicolas Fiévé; Paul Waley
Publisher: Curzon Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Fiévé; Paul Waley
ISBN: 070071409X 9780700714094
OCLC Number: 248045487
Contents: Introduction: Kyoto and Edo-Tokyo: Urban Histories in Parallels and Tangents Part I: Power and the Spatial Imprints of Authority 1. Castles in Kyoto at the Close of the Age of Warring States: The Urban Fortresses of the Ashikaga Shoguns Yoshiteru and Yoshiaki 2. Social Discrimination and Architectural Freedom in the Pleasure District of Kyoto in Early Modern Japan 3. Urbanisation and the Nature of the Tokugawa Hegemony 4. Metaphors of the Metropolis: Architectural and Artistic Representations of the Identity of Edo Part II: Memory and the Changing Passage of Space 5. Kyoto's Famous Places: Collective Memory and 'Monuments' in the Tokugawa Period 6. Representing Mobility in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan 7. By Ferry to Factory: Crossing Tokyo's Great River into a New World 8. From a Shogunal City to a Life city: Tokyo between Two Fin-de-siecles 9. Time Perception, or the Ineluctable Aging of Material in Architecture Part III: Place Between Future and Past 10. The Past in Tokyo's Future: Koda Rohan's Thoughts on Urban Reform and the New Citizen in Ikkoku no shuto (One nation's capital) 11. Visionary Plans and Planners: Japanese Traditions and Western Influences 12. Kyoto and the Preservation of Urban Landscapes 13. Preservation and Revitalization of machiya in Kyoto 14. Conclusion: Power, Memory, and Place Glossary Index


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'An admirable success.' - Journal of Japanese Studies

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