By Kären Wigen

Kären Wigen probes nearby cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine recovery (ishin) in sleek jap heritage. As built the following, that time period designates no longer the short coup d’état of 1868 yet a three-centuries-long undertaking of rehabilitating an historical map for contemporary reasons. Drawing on quite a lot of geographical files from Shinano (present-day Nagano Prefecture), Wigen argues that either the founding father of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600–1868) and the reformers of the Meiji period (1868–1912) recruited the classical map to serve the reason for administrative reform. Nor have been they by myself; provincial males of letters performed an both severe function in bringing imperial geography again to existence within the nation-state. to confirm those claims, Wigen strains the ongoing occupation of the classical court’s most crucial unit of governance—the province—in primary Honshu.

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