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The Making of a Japanese Periphery, 1750-1920 (Hardback)

Karen Wigen

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ISBN 10: 0520084209 / ISBN 13: 9780520084209
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 1995
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Contending that Japan s industrial and imperial revolutions were also geographical revolutions, Karen Wigen s interdisciplinary study analyzes the changing spatial order of the countryside in early modern Japan. Her focus, the Ina Valley, served as a gateway to the mountainous interior of central Japan. Using methods drawn from historical geography and economic development, Wigen maps the valley s changes--from a region of small settlements linked in an autonomous economic zone, to its transformation into a peripheral part of the global silk trade, dependent on the state. Yet the processes that brought these changes--industrial growth and political centralization--were crucial to Japan s rise to imperial power. Wigen s elucidation of this makes her book compelling reading for a broad audience. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520084209

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Titre : The Making of a Japanese Periphery, 1750-...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Contending that Japan's industrial and imperial revolutions were also geographical revolutions, Kären Wigen's interdisciplinary study analyzes the changing spatial order of the countryside in early modern Japan. Her focus, the Ina Valley, served as a gateway to the mountainous interior of central Japan. Using methods drawn from historical geography and economic development, Wigen maps the valley's changes—from a region of small settlements linked in an autonomous economic zone, to its transformation into a peripheral part of the global silk trade, dependent on the state. Yet the processes that brought these changes—industrial growth and political centralization—were crucial to Japan's rise to imperial power. Wigen's elucidation of this makes her book compelling reading for a broad audience.

About the Author:

Kären Wigen is Assistant Professor of History at Duke University.

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