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Harvard East Asian Monographs 192

Becoming Apart

National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868–1945

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$47.50 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674002425

Publication Date: 09/01/2000


368 pages

6 x 9 inches

35 halftones, 4 line drawings, 4 maps, 3 tables

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  • Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Measures and Money
  • Introduction
  • 1. Fixing Borders: Toyama’s Political Restoration
    • Fixing Borders
    • Ideology, Interests, and Prefectural Independence
    • Central Considerations
    • Conclusion
  • 2. Losing Ground: The Restoration and the Local Economy
    • The Pre-Meiji Regional Economy
    • Losing Ground: Imperial Restoration and Local Economic Decline
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Rivers, Policies, and River Politicians
    • The Rivers
    • Restoration and River Controls: The Emergence of a National Policy
    • The Need for River Politics
    • River Politicians: Inagaki Shimesu
    • Partymen and Prefectural Officials as Agents of Local Improvement
    • Conclusion
  • 4. Popular Protest: Rice, Steamships, and Power
    • The Bandori Riots, 1869
    • The Tode Protests, 1877
    • The 1878 Steamship Protests and Market Riots of 1890 and 1918
    • Electric Power, Loggers, and the Anti-Dam Movement, 1922–1933
    • Power Rate Protests, 1927 and 1928
    • Conclusion
  • 5. Local Imperialism and the Chimera of Progress
    • The Local Press: Imperial Motives
    • From Ideas to Implementation: Local Elites and Imperial Policies and Programs
    • Grassroots Imperialism
    • Conclusion
  • Epilogue: Continuities
    • Center and Religion Revisited: Ties That Bind and Fetter
    • Economic Fragility and Population Stagnation
    • Domestic Dependencies: Rivers, Bullet Trains, and Party Politics
    • International Considerations: Hands across the Sea
    • Defending Local Welfare: Postwar Protest and Resistance
  • Reference Matter
    • Notes
    • Bibliography
    • Index

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