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Everyday Things in Premodern Japan The Hidden Legacy of Material Culture

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ISBN-10: 0520218124

ISBN-13: 9780520218123

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan B. Hanley

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Japan was the only non-Western nation to industrialize before 1900 and its leap into the modern era has stimulated vigorous debates among historians and social scientists. In an innovative discussion that posits the importance of physical well-being as a key indicator of living standards, Susan B. Hanley considers daily life in the three centuries leading up to the modern era in Japan. She concludes that people lived much better than has been previously understood--at levels equal or superior to their Western contemporaries. She goes on to illustrate how this high level of physical well-being had important consequences for Japan's ability to industrialize rapidly and for the comparatively…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English