Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868-1945

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Focusing on the marginal region of Toyama, on the Sea of Japan, the author explores the interplay of central and regional authorities, local and national perceptions of rights, and the emerging political practices in Toyama and Tokyo that became part of the new political culture that took shape in Japan following the Meiji Restoration. Lewis argues that in response to the demands of the centralizing state, local elites and leaders in Toyama developed a repertoire of supple responses that varied with the political or ...

Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868-1945 2000, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674002425

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