Book Announcement: Values, Identity and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan

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Edited by Peter Nosco, University of British Columbia, James E. Ketelaar University of Chicago, and Yasunori Kojima, International Christian University, Tokyo

The chapter titles are as follows:

Peter Nosco and James E. Ketelaar                Introduction: Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan

PART 1—VALUES IN PRACTICE

Eiko Ikegami                 Waiting for the Flying Fish to Leap: Revisiting the Values and Individuality of Tokugawa People as Practiced

Anne Walthall              Good Older Brother, Bad Younger Brother: Sibling Rivalry in the Hirata School

  1. Puck Brecher          Being a Brat: The Ethics of Child Disobedience in the Edo Period

PART 2—THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY

Peter Nosco                 The Early Modern Co-Emergence of Individuality and Collective Identity

Gideon Fujiwara          Rebirth of a Hirata School Nativist: Tsuruya Ariyo and HisKaganabe Journal

Gregory Smits              New Cultures, New Identities: Becoming Okinawan and Japanese in Nineteenth-Century Ryukyu

 

PART 3—EROTIC EMOTIONALITY AND PARODY

James E. Ketelaar        Searching for Erotic Emotionality in Tokugawa Japan

Yasunori Kojima           Laughter Connects the Sacred (sei 聖) and the Sexual (sei 性): The Blossoming of Parody in the Edo Culture

PART 4—EQUALITY AND MODERNITY

  1. William Steele       The Unconventional Origins of Modern Japan: Mantei Ōga vs. Fukuzawa Yukichi

Daniel V. Botsman      Flowery Tales: Ōe Taku (1847–1921), Kōbe and the Making of Meiji Japan’s ‘Emancipation Moment’

Naoki Sakai                   From Relational Identity to Specific Identity: On Equality and Nationality

EPILOGUE—THE HISTORIOGRAPHICAL ISSUES

Jun’ichi Isomae            Epilogue: Reimagining Early Modern Japan—Beyond the Imagined/Invented Modern Nation

For further information, please visit http://www.brill.com/products/book/values-identity-and-equality-eighteenth-and-nineteenth-century-japan

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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