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The Age of Visions and Arguments

Parliamentarianism and the National Public Sphere in Early Meiji Japan

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674017764

Publication Date: 03/30/2008

Short

520 pages

2 maps, 6 figures, 13 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

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  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction: Theoretical and Historical Considerations
  • I. Precedents and Conditions
    • Political Discourse and the Public Sphere in Transition from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan
    • The Meiji State, Nation-Building, and the Public Sphere, 1868–74
  • II. Effervescence
    • Parliamentarianism in Ascendance, 1874–78
    • Metropolitan Intellectual Associations, 1871–82
    • Local Notables and the Parliamentarian Movement, 1878–82
    • “Lecture Circuits” and Communicative Polyphony: The Political Culture of Early Meiji Japan
  • III. Reaction
    • Parliamentarianism and the Meiji State: Toward the Consolidation of State Ideologies, 1874–81
    • The 1881 Crisis and the Hokkaido Colonial Office Scandal
  • IV. Development and Institutionalization
    • Civic Constitutions in the Public Sphere
    • “Pre-Diet” Political Parties: Parliamentarism Institutionalized (1), 1881–84
    • “With My Two Eyes, I Want to See the Opening of the Diet”: Parliamentarianism Institutionalized (2), 1884–90
  • Conclusion: The National Public Sphere in Early Meiji Japan
  • Bibliography
  • Character List of Names
  • Character List of Terms
  • Index

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