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Everyday Things in Premodern Japan: The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture



Japan was the only non-Western nation to industrialize before 1900 and its leap into the modern era has stimulated vigorous debates among historians and social scientists. In an innovative discussion that posits the importance of physical well-being as a key indicator of living standards, Susan B. Hanley considers daily life in the three centuries leading up to the modern era in Japan. She concludes that people lived much better than has been previously understood—at levels equal or…


Everyday Things In Premodern Japan

Pub Date : 1999-06-08 | Author : Susan B. Hanley | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520218123
ISBN 13 : 0520218124

"A wonderfully original, cogently argued, and very readable book. Hanley provides persuasive answers to some of the largest questions historians have been asking about the relation..


Gateway To Japan

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Bruce Loyd Batten | Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

ISBN 10 : 0824830296
ISBN 13 : 9780824830298

A thousand years ago, most visitors to Japan would have arrived byship at Hakata Bay, the one and only authorized gateway to Japan.Over the ages, Hakata was a staging ground for Ja..


Punishment And Power In The Making Of Modern Japan

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Dani Botsman | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691114919
ISBN 13 : 9780691114910

The kinds of punishment used in a society have long been considered an important criterion in judging whether a society is civilized or barbaric, advanced or backward, modern or pr..



The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Consumption

Pub Date : 2012-03-22 | Author : Frank Trentmann | Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN 10 : 9780199561216
ISBN 13 : 0199561214

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation...


A Farewell To Alms

Pub Date : 2008-12-29 | Author : Gregory Clark | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 1400827817
ISBN 13 : 9781400827817

Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century ..


Gender In History

Pub Date : 2011-06-24 | Author : Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 1444351729
ISBN 13 : 9781444351729

Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of g..


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