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The Resource Splendid monarchy : power and pageantry in modern Japan, T. Fujitani

Splendid monarchy : power and pageantry in modern Japan, T. Fujitani

Label
Splendid monarchy : power and pageantry in modern Japan
Title
Splendid monarchy
Title remainder
power and pageantry in modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
T. Fujitani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1993, Masako Owada captured the world's attention when she agreed to marry Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. She was widely portrayed as a progressive, Westernized woman about to enter one of the last bastions of traditional Japanese sexism. Crown Prince Naruhito's world was known to be steeped in ancient tradition, and the strictures placed on her were seen as tragic vestiges of the patriarchal past. But in this dramatic departure from accepted assumptions about Japan, T. Fujitani argues that just over a century ago, there was no such thing as an imperial family, imperial family, imperial wedding ceremonies were unheard of, and the image of the emperor as patriarch did not exist. Demonstrating how the trappings of the emperor were imported from nineteenth-century Western courts, he concludes that the Japanese monarchy as we know it is actually an invention of modern times
  • Fujitani focuses on public ceremonials and the construction of ritual spaces in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). His work is based on extensive research in Japanese archives and libraries, including the archives of the Imperial Household Agency. To explore the modern transformations of what is often portrayed as the longest continuously reigning monarchy in the world, he focuses on the monarchy's location within a modern regime of power, city planning, the media, and the gendering of politics. Throughout, he presents rare photographs and woodblock prints to trace the image of the emperor from a mysterious figure secluded inside a palanquin to a grand public personage riding in an open carriage in Western military regalia
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Fujitani, Takashi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS881.9
LC item number
.J847 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twentieth-century Japan
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperor worship
  • Monarchy
  • Emperors
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Splendid monarchy : power and pageantry in modern Japan, T. Fujitani
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction : Inventing, forgetting, remembering -- Part One. National mise-en-sce︡ne : 2. From court in motion to imperial capitals -- Part Two. Modern imperial pageantry : 3. Fabricating imperial ceremonies -- 4. The monarchy in Japan's modernity -- Part Three. The people : 5. Crowds and imperial pagentry -- 6. Epilogue : Toward a history of the present
Control code
33102964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9780520202375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Splendid monarchy : power and pageantry in modern Japan, T. Fujitani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction : Inventing, forgetting, remembering -- Part One. National mise-en-sce︡ne : 2. From court in motion to imperial capitals -- Part Two. Modern imperial pageantry : 3. Fabricating imperial ceremonies -- 4. The monarchy in Japan's modernity -- Part Three. The people : 5. Crowds and imperial pagentry -- 6. Epilogue : Toward a history of the present
Control code
33102964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9780520202375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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