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Japan's Orient: Rendering Pasts Into History

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This study examines how Japanese historians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries created the equivalent of an Orient for their new nation state. After the Meiji Restoration, Japan faced the necessity of becoming modern while both shedding the Western characterization of Oriental and maintaining its own identity. The concept of toyoshi (Oriental studies) made it possible to fit the changes of the previous century - the arrival of the West with its technical and cultural baggage and the decline of China - into a ...

Japan's Orient: Rendering Pasts Into History 1995, University of California Press, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520201705

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Japan's Orient: Rendering Pasts Into History 1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520077317

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