New Times in Modern Japan

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New Times in Modern Japan concerns the transformation of time--the reckoning of time--during Japan's Meiji period, specifically from around 1870 to 1900. Time literally changed as the archipelago synchronized with the Western imperialists' reckoning of time. The solar calendar and clock became standard timekeeping devices, and society adapted to the abstractions inherent in modern notions of time. This set off a cascade of changes that completely reconfigured how humans interacted with each other and with their environment ...

New Times in Modern Japan 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691128016

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New Times in Modern Japan 2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691117744

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