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Title Values, identity, and equality in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan / edited by Peter Nosco, James Ketelaar, Yasunori Kojima
Published Leiden : Brill, 2015
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Series Brill's Japanese studies library ; 52
Brill's Japanese studies library ; 52
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan / James E. Ketelaar -- pt. 1 Values in Practice -- 2. Waiting for the Flying Fish to Leap: Revisiting the Values and Individuality of Tokugawa People as Practiced / Eiko Ikegami -- 3. Good Older Brother, Bad Younger Brother: Sibling Rivalry in the Hirata Family / Anne Walthall -- 4. Being a Brat: The Ethics of Child Disobedience in the Edo Period / W. Puck Brecher -- pt. 2 The Construction of Identity -- 5. The Early Modern Co-Emergence of Individuality and Collective Identity / Peter Nosco -- 6. Rebirth of a Hirata School Nativist: Tsuruya Ariyo and His Kaganabe Journal / Gideon Fujiwara -- 7. New Cultures, New Identities: Becoming Okinawan and Japanese in Nineteenth-Century Ryukyu / Gregory Smits -- pt. 3 Erotic Emotionality and Parody -- 8. Searching For Erotic Emotionality in Tokugawa Japan / James E. Ketelaar
Note continued: 9. Laughter Connects the Sacred (set) and the Sexual (sei): The Blossoming of Parody in Edo Culture / Yasunori Kojima -- pt. 4 Equality and Modernity -- 10. The Unconventional Origins of Modern Japan: Mantei Oga vs. Fukuzawa Yukichi / M. William Steele -- 11. Flowery Tales: Oe Taku, Kobe and the Making of Meiji Japan's ̀Emancipation Moment' / Daniel V. Botsman -- 12. From Relational Identity to Specific Identity: On Equality and Nationality / Naoki Sakai -- Epilogue The Historiographical Issues -- 13. Epilogue: Reimagining Early Modern Japan -- Beyond the Imagined/Invented Modern Nation / Jun'ichi Isomae
Summary "The chapters in this volume variously challenge a number of long-standing assumptions regarding eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese society, and especially that society's values, structure and hierarchy; the practical limits of state authority; and the emergence of individual and collective identity. By interrogating the concept of equality on both sides of the 1868 divide, the volume extends this discussion beyond the late-Tokugawa period into the early-Meiji and even into the present. An Epilogue examines some of the historiographical issues that form a background to this enquiry. Taken together, the chapters offer answers and perspectives that are highly original and should prove stimulating to all those interested in early modern Japanese cultural, intellectual, and social history Contributors include: Daniel Botsman, W. Puck Brecher, Gideon Fujiwara, Eiko Ikegami, Jun'ichi Isomae, James E. Ketelaar, Yasunori Kojima, Peter Nosco, Naoki Sakai, Gregory Smits, M. William Steele, and Anne Walthall"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebrary, viewed February 19, 2016)
Subject Authority -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History
Equality -- Japan -- History
Group identity -- Japan -- History
Identity (Psychology) -- Japan -- History
Social structure -- Japan -- History
Social values -- Japan -- History
Authority -- Social aspects.
Group identity.
Identity (Psychology)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social conditions.
Social structure.
Social values.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Japan -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ketelaar, James Edward, 1957- editor
Kojima, Yasunori, 1949- editor
Nosco, Peter, editor
ISBN 9004300988 (electronic bk.)
9789004300989 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; acid-free paper)