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

By Kären Wigen

ISBN-10: 0520259181

ISBN-13: 9780520259188

ISBN-10: 0520272765

ISBN-13: 9780520272767

Kären Wigen probes neighborhood cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in sleek jap historical past. As constructed right here, that time period designates no longer the fast 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 serious function in bringing imperial geography again to existence within the nation-state. to confirm those claims, Wigen lines the ongoing profession of the classical court’s most vital unit of governance—the province—in vital Honshu.

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