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Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake, 1867-1923.

Seidensticker, Edward

Verlag: Lane, London, 1983
ISBN 10: 0713915978 / ISBN 13: 9780713915976
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Titel: Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the ...

Verlag: Lane, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included


302p cloth with illustrated dustjacket, minor shelfwear, pages unmarked with many coloured plates, binding firm, very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 129548

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Inhaltsangabe: This book looks at the metamorphosis of Japan from a country with little contact with the outside world to one brimming with Western ideas and technologies. Seidensticker focuses on Tokyo in the years between the Meiji Restoration and the earthquake of 1923 to illustrate this change. He shows how Tokyo, which was called Edo until 1867, emerged from being the shogun's capital and the biggest city in a country which had been closed to the outside world for two and a half centuries, to a modern city, open to Western ideas.

Rezension: Engagingly written. A stylist of great attainments, Seidensticker has a nice way with an aphorism, and his prose is studded with observations that linger in the memory..."[Low City, High City]" is an uncommonly perceptive and revealing analysis of the Westernization or modernization of Japan...[It] illuminates the extraordinary metamorphosis of Japan over the last 125 years more effectively and pleasurably than many books that have tackled the theme head on. -- Robert C. Christopher "New York Times Book Review"

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