Splendid Monarchy Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan

ISBN-10: 0520213718
ISBN-13: 9780520213715
Edition: 1998
Authors: T. Fujitani
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Description: Using ceremonials such as imperial weddings and funerals as models, T. Fujitani illustrates what visual symbols and rituals reveal about monarchy, nationalism, city planning, discipline, gender, memory, and modernity. Focusing on the Meiji Period  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Using ceremonials such as imperial weddings and funerals as models, T. Fujitani illustrates what visual symbols and rituals reveal about monarchy, nationalism, city planning, discipline, gender, memory, and modernity. Focusing on the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Fujitani brings recent methods of cultural history to a study of modern Japanese nationalism for the first time.

T. Fujitaniis Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the editor ofPerilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s)and is the author ofSplendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan(UC Press).

List of Figures and Maps
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Inventing, Forgetting, Remembering
Nationalism and the Emperor in Tokugawa Japan
Mnemonic Sites
Toward a Historical Ethnography of the Nation-State
Visual Domination
From Court in Motion to Imperial Capitals
Tokyo as Temporary Court (anzaisho)
Out from behind Jeweled Curtains
The Weight of the Imperial Past
From Temporary Court to Imperial Capital (teito)
National Landscape and National Narrative
Fabricating Imperial Ceremonies
Civilization, Prosperity, and Power
Spectacles of Antiques
The Monarchy in Japan's Modernity
The Emperor's Two Bodies
The Politics of Gendering and the Gendering of Politics
Crowds and Imperial Pageantry
Imperial Pageants as National Communions
Mobilizing the Masses
Popular Folklore and the Folklore of the Regime
Epilogue: Toward a History of the Present
The Monarchy and Tradition
The Imperial Gaze
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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