Kären Wigen's A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central PDF

By Kären Wigen

ISBN-10: 0520259181

ISBN-13: 9780520259188

ISBN-10: 0520272765

ISBN-13: 9780520272767

Kären Wigen probes local cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in smooth jap historical past. As built the following, that time period designates no longer the short coup d’état of 1868 yet a three-centuries-long undertaking of rehabilitating an historical map for contemporary reasons. Drawing on quite a lot of geographical records from Shinano (present-day Nagano Prefecture), Wigen argues that either the founding father of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600–1868) and the reformers of the Meiji period (1868–1912) recruited the classical map to serve the reason for administrative reform. Nor have been they by myself; provincial males of letters performed an both severe position in bringing imperial geography again to lifestyles within the geographical region. to verify those claims, Wigen strains the continued occupation of the classical court’s most crucial unit of governance—the province—in important Honshu.

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