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From Country to Nation: Ethnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

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Author: Gideon FUJIWARA

From Country to Nation tracks the emergence of the modern Japanese nation in the nineteenth century through the history of some of its local aspirants. It explores how kokugaku (Japan studies) scholars envisioned their place within Japan and the globe, while living in a castle town and domain far north of the political capital.



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  • Book

  • Cornell East Asia Series

Publication Details

Publication Year: 2021

ISBN: 9781501753930