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

By Kären Wigen

Kären Wigen probes neighborhood cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in glossy jap historical past. 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 lifestyles within the geographical region. to verify those claims, Wigen strains the ongoing occupation of the classical court’s most crucial unit of governance—the province—in relevant Honshu.

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