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Contents Figures and Tables vii Contributors ix Introduction 1 Gail Lee Bernstein, Andrew Gordon, and Kate Wildman Nakai Part I State and Community 1 Conventional Knowledge in Early Modern Japan 19 Mary Elizabeth Berry 2 Local Autonomy in Early Meiji Japan: Competing Conceptions 53 Kyu Hyun Kim 3 Tanaka Sh"z"'s Vision of an Alternative Constitutional Modernity for Japan 89 Timothy S. George 4 A Land of Milk and Honey: Rural Revitalization in the 1930s 117 Kerry Smith Part II Adapting Technology: State Support and Private Initiatives 5 Chisui: Creating a Sacred Domain in Early Modern and Modern Japan 155 Patricia Sippel 6 Taming the Iron Horse: Western Locomotive Makers and Technology Transfer in Japan, 1870-1914 185 Steven J. Ericson Part III Gender and Family 7 Women's Rights and the Japanese State, 1880-1925 221 Barbara Molony 8 Men's Place in the Women's Kingdom: New Middle-Class Fatherhood in Taish" Japan 259 Harald Fuess 9 Social Networks Among the Daughters of a Japanese Family 293 Gail Lee Bernstein Part IV: Empire and Its Consequences 10 Rethinking Japanese-Chinese Cultural Relations in the 1930s 321 See Heng Teow 11 Mocking Misery: Grass-Roots Satire in Defeated Japan 345 John W. Dower Index 000
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Japan -- History -- 1868-.
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868.