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In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explor Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. A debate over the Samurai code creates far-reaching social change. The list of sources has famous writers on Japan like Dower, Bestor or John Nathan but fewer Japanese researchers and writers, which is a bit of a miss.

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Tokyo : a cultural history (Book, 2009) [rmworthantiques.com]

tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

The snippets of various novels, short stories, and histories really bring the past to life. Using a cultural studies approach that combines historical research and literary analysis, author Alisa Freedman investigates fictional, journalistic, and popular culture depictions of how mass transportation changed prewar Tokyo's social fabric and artistic movements, giving rise to gender roles that have come to characterize modern Japan. But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. The courtesans of its pleasure quarters inspired Edo-period woodblock artists, novelists and poets. This is a concise, 195 page-long history of Tokyo from its founding by Ota Dokan until the preparations for the 2020 Olympics. The Best Of section helps you to prioritise what to see and the Travel Tips offer selective listings of where to stay and eat out, plus essential advice on what you need to know before you go and how to get around the city once you are there.

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tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

In contemporary Tokyo he explores the unique crossbred cultures of taste that make the giant conurbation one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world. They also shatter some of the myths about the Japanese people. In a whirlwind journey through Tokyo's past from its earliest beginnings up to the present day, this Japanese history book demonstrates how the city's response to everything from natural disasters to regime change has been to reinvent itself time and again. A malleable boy becomes the figurehead for powerful forces who change an ancient feudal society into a modern industrialized power within a generation. Jacobs, author of Great Streets Author: Barbara E.

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Tokyo a Cultural History by Stephen Mansfield

tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples, fox shrines, mouldering steles and statues of Bodhisattvas that evoke a different age. But there is so much more under the surface — and that surprising history of Tokyo is on full display in Tokyo: A Cultural History. The point where time past, present and future coexist, Tokyo's thirst for the contemporary is moderated by nostalgia for the past. Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel through rise of a merchant class whose wealth transformed Edo into a home for artists, writers and performers. Jinnai Hidenobu shows us how today's Tokyo is rooted in its early development and how today's streets, waterways, land uses, and building types come from a past that remains visible to those who would care to look. I'm not sure that there's much in Stephen Mansfield's Tokyo: A Biography 2016 that hasn't already been covered in Edward Seidensticker's comprehensive Tokyo from Edo to Showa 1867-1989, or actually, even in Mansfield's own Tokyo: A Cultural History.

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Tokyo a Cultural History : Stephen Mansfield : 9780195386332

tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. Though writer Stephen Mansfield touches on the major political players and the development of the city, his work is really a literary and cultural biography of the city. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. One needs to walk or to row with Jinnai to see how yesterday makes today.

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Stephen Mansfield: Tokyo (ePUB)

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His is a work of love that ties generations together in their physical environment. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. In contemporary Tokyo he explores the unique crossbred cultures of taste that make the giant conurbation one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. Courtiers and courtesans, poets and priests, samurai and geisha people the pages of his account.

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Tokyo a Cultural History : Stephen Mansfield : 9780195386332

tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

Even though Mansfield's work comes almost a quarter century later, I'd read it first as the introduction and count on Seidensticker for the detailed and complete story. The courtesans of its pleasure quarters inspired Edo-period woodblock artists, novelists and poets. In a later age, its experimental artists, feminist writers and Modern Girls of 1920s Ginza both shocked and electrified the capital. Details: Master and use copy. In-depth chapters cover all of Tokyo's wards and suggest excursions to surrounding regions; fashionistas should head for stylish Harajuku, night owls can make a beeline for bustling Roppongi, history and architecture buffs will adore the Old Tokyo of Asakusa, whilst those seeking fresh air and gorgeous scenery will want to explore Mount Fuji. Jinnai Hidenobu shows us how today's Tokyo is rooted in its early development and how today's streets, waterways, land uses, and building types come from a past that remains visible to those who would care to look. The contributors analyze how Tokyo has been perceived and experienced through such cultural lenses as novels, poetry, short stories, and films created in Japan since the 1980s.

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Tokyo a Cultural History : Stephen Mansfield : 9780195386332

tokyo a cultural history mansfield stephen

But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. Utter destruction wipes the slate clean again so Tokyoites may start all over. I plan to read a Nagai book based on the descriptions of his writings in this volume.

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Tokyo A Cultural History

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City Guide Tokyo fully explores the history, people and culture of the city, so you can discover everything you need to know to appreciate kabuki theatre, learn the difference between sushi and sashimi and delve into the world of manga and anime. This book is a great option for anyone looking for a fairly comprehensive, and not too academic history of Tokyo. A calamitous fire results in a massive expansion of the city's territory. Tokyo A Cultural History Stephen Mansfield In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. The E-mail message field is required.

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[PDF] Tokyo A Cultural History Cityscapes Download eBook for Free

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Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. She shines a light on how prewar transport culture anticipates what is fascinating and frustrating about Tokyo today, providing insight into how people make themselves at home in the city. Jinnai Hidenobu shows us how today's Tokyo is rooted in its early development and how today's streets, waterways, land uses, and building types come from a past that remains visible to those who would care to look. An approachable and enjoyable book, Tokyo in Transit offers an exciting ride through modern Japanese literature and culture, and includes the first English translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Corpse Introducer, a 1929 crime novella that presents an important new side of its Nobel Prizewinning author. In a later age, its experimental artists, feminist writers and Modern Girls of 1920s Ginza both shocked and electrified the capital. The point where time past, present and future coexist, Tokyo's thirst for the contemporary is moderated by nostalgia for the past.

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