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Harvard East Asian Monographs 165

The Meiji Unification through the Lens of Ishikawa Prefecture

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ISBN 9780674564664

Publication Date: 05/06/1995


  • List of Tables and Figures*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Perils of Prudence: Kaga under Maeda Nariyasu and Maeda Yoshiyasu
  • 2. A Han Is Made a Prefecture: Administration in Ishikawa Prefecture, 1871–1878
    • The First Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture
    • The Pro-Satsuma Faction in Kanazawa
    • Shifting Prefectural Boundaries
    • Building a Prefectural Bureaucracy
    • Threats of Disorder and Other Problems
    • Principles of Subnational Government
    • Bureaucratic Politics under Uchida
    • Administration and Finance in the New Prefecture
    • Procedural Change and a Change in the Chief Officer
    • Administration and Finance under Governor Kiriyama
    • The Power and Prestige of the Governorship
    • Emperor, Governor, and Former Daimyo—Symbolism and National Integration
  • 3. Subprefectural Government in the New Prefecture, 1871–1878
    • Villages under the Rule of Shogunate and Domains
    • Subprefectural Government after 1871
    • The Financing of Subprefectural Government
  • 4. Hopes for National Influence and Their Frustration: Politics in Ishikawa Prefecture, 1872–1878
    • Early Expressions of Concern for the Nation
    • The Chūkokusha: The First Political Society in Ishikawa Prefecture
    • Conflict with High Prefectural Authority and among Ishikawa Men
    • Discontented Former Samurai—The Kanazawa Shishi
    • The Satsuma Connection—Talks with Kirino Toshiaki
    • The Assassination of Ōkubo Toshimichi
    • The Zankanjō
  • 5. National Integration Completed: Ishikawa Prefecture in the Decade of the Three New Laws
    • The System of the Three New Laws
    • Counties, Urban Districts, Towns, and Villages
    • The Prefectural Assembly
    • The Financing of Prefectural and Subprefectural Government
    • Governors in the Three New Laws System
  • 6. The Primacy of Economic Concerns: Ishikawa’s Activists in the Second Meiji Decade
    • Prefectural Politics
    • Ex-Samurai in Politics and in Non-Political Ventures
    • Non-Samurai in the Political Affairs of Ishikawa Prefecture
    • Disregard of the Strictly Political and Disagreement over Economic Issues
    • Civil Disorder and the Strengthening of State Control
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Stratification of the Maeda Retainer Corps in the Late Tokugawa Period
  • Appendix 2. Administration and Population of Kanazawa Prefecture, 1871, and Ishikawa Prefecture, 1872–1884
  • Appendix 3. Budget of Ishikawa Prefecture, 1871/10–1872/9
  • Appendix 4. Expenditures of Ishikawa Prefecture, 1873–1874
  • Appendix 5. Subprefectural Districts in Ishikawa Prefecture, November 1, 1876
  • Appendix 6. Counties in Ishikawa Prefecture, 1878
  • Appendix 7. Sources of Funds Expended by Ishikawa Prefecture, 1880–1890
  • Appendix 8. Expenditures of Local Taxes in Ishikawa Prefecture, 1880–1890
  • Appendix 9. Representation in the First Ishikawa Prefectural Assembly, 1879
  • Appendix 10. Eligibility to Participate in Prefectural Elections, 1881
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Tables and Figures
    • Tables
      • 1. Turnover in the Bureaucracy in the Early Meiji Period
      • 2. Expenditures of Ishikawa Prefecture, 1871/10–1872/9
      • 3. Minpi in Ishikawa and Its Two Provinces, 1874
    • Figures
      • 1. The Hierarchy of Han Rule over Villages: Kaga in the Early Nineteenth Century
      • 2. The Hierarchy of Local Governance under the Three New Laws

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