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The Resource The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan, J. Charles Schencking

The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan, J. Charles Schencking

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The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan
Title
The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan
Statement of responsibility
J. Charles Schencking
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on Japanese society, he also examines how reconstruction encouraged the capital's inhabitants to entertain new types of urbanism as they rebuilt their world. Some residents hoped that a grandiose metropolis, reflecting new values, would rise from the ashes of disaster-ravaged Tokyo. Many, however, desired a quick return of the city they once called home. Opportunistic elites advocated innovative state infrastructure to better manage the daily lives of Tokyo residents. Others focused on rejuvenating society--morally, economically, and spiritually--to combat the perceived degeneration of Japan. Schencking explores the inspiration behind these dreams and the extent to which they were realized. He investigates why Japanese citizens from all walks of life responded to overtures for renewal with varying degrees of acceptance, ambivalence, and resistance. His research not only sheds light on Japan's experience with and interpretation of the earthquake but challenges widespread assumptions that disasters unite stricken societies, creating a "blank slate" for radical transformation. National reconstruction in the
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Schencking, J. Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Asia in the World
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  • Kanto Earthquake (Japan : 1923)
  • Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923
  • Disaster relief
  • City planning
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • City planning
  • Disaster relief
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • History
Label
The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan, J. Charles Schencking
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cataclysm : the earthquake disaster as a lived and reported experience -- Aftermath : the ordeal of restoration and recovery -- Communication : constructing the earthquake as a national tragedy -- Admonishment : interpreting catastrophe as divine punishment -- Optimism : dreams for a new metropolis amid a landscape of ruin -- Contestation : the fractious politics of reconstruction planning -- Regeneration : forging a new Japan through spiritual renewal and fiscal retrenchment -- Readjustment : rebuilding Tokyo from the ashes
Control code
ocn849935848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231535069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/sche16218
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt345t85
  • eb25a63d-07fc-4bed-82e0-bfe617d9639a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935848
Label
The great Kantō earthquake and the chimera of national reconstruction in Japan, J. Charles Schencking
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cataclysm : the earthquake disaster as a lived and reported experience -- Aftermath : the ordeal of restoration and recovery -- Communication : constructing the earthquake as a national tragedy -- Admonishment : interpreting catastrophe as divine punishment -- Optimism : dreams for a new metropolis amid a landscape of ruin -- Contestation : the fractious politics of reconstruction planning -- Regeneration : forging a new Japan through spiritual renewal and fiscal retrenchment -- Readjustment : rebuilding Tokyo from the ashes
Control code
ocn849935848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231535069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/sche16218
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt345t85
  • eb25a63d-07fc-4bed-82e0-bfe617d9639a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935848

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