New PDF release: A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central

By Kären Wigen

ISBN-10: 0520259181

ISBN-13: 9780520259188

ISBN-10: 0520272765

ISBN-13: 9780520272767

Kären Wigen probes nearby cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in glossy jap background. As built the following, that time period designates now not the short coup d’état of 1868 yet a three-centuries-long venture of rehabilitating an old 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 verify those claims, Wigen strains the ongoing profession of the classical court’s most vital unit of governance—the province—in important Honshu.

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