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Paperback Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Periodvolume 12 Book

ISBN: 0520254171

ISBN13: 9780520254176

Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Periodvolume 12

(Part of the Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes Series)

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A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators used the model of the land and cartographic surveys of the newly unified state to observe and order subjects such as agronomy, medicine, gastronomy, commerce, travel, and entertainment. They subsequently circulated their findings through a variety of commercially printed texts: maps, gazetteers, family encyclopedias,...

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