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Harvard East Asian Monographs 105

Japan’s Local Pragmatists

The Transition from Bakumatsu to Meiji in the Kawasaki Region

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$27.50 • £23.95 • €25.95

ISBN 9780674471924

Publication Date: 08/29/1983


178 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 line illustration, 5 maps

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Geographical Terms
  • I. The Historiographical Context: Local Political History of the Meiji Period
  • II. Kawasaki and the Meiji Restoration
    • 1. Tokugawa Rule
      • Development of Intervillage Organizations: The Kumiai
      • Commercialization of the Local Economy
      • Regional Solidarity during the Fall of the Bakufu
    • 2. The Early Meiji Period: Local Response to Modern Administration
      • The New Government: Early Impressions
      • Local Administration in Early Meiji
      • Local Alterations of National Reforms
      • Economic Adapation in Early Meiji
    • 3. The Period of Possibilities: Political Activism and Adaptation to Central Government Control
      • Prefectural Administration under the Three New Laws
      • Political Activities in the Kawasaki Region to 1882
      • Impact of the Matsukata Deflation
      • Gōnō Relations with Government after 1882
  • III. Conclusion
  • Appendix: Composition of the Kawasaki Region
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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