A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central by Kären Wigen PDF

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By Kären Wigen

Kären Wigen probes local cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in smooth eastern historical past. As constructed right here, that time period designates now not the short coup d’état of 1868 yet a three-centuries-long undertaking of rehabilitating an historic map for contemporary reasons. Drawing on quite a lot of geographical files from Shinano (present-day Nagano Prefecture), Wigen argues that either the founding father of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600–1868) and the reformers of the Meiji period (1868–1912) recruited the classical map to serve the reason for administrative reform. Nor have been they by myself; provincial males of letters performed an both severe function in bringing imperial geography again to lifestyles within the nation-state. to verify those claims, Wigen strains the ongoing profession of the classical court’s most vital unit of governance—the province—in primary Honshu.

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