Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake: how the shogun's ancient capital became a great modern city, 1867-1923

By: Seidensticker, Edward

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Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 302 pages.


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This book looks at the metamorphosis of Japan from a country with little contact with the outside world to one brimming with Western ideas and technologies. Seidensticker focuses on Tokyo in the years between the Meiji Restoration and the earthquake of 1923 to illustrate this change. He shows how Tokyo, which was called Edo until 1867, emerged from being the shogun's capital and the biggest city in a country which had been closed to the outside world for two and a half centuries, to a modern city, open to Western ideas.

Title: Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake: how the shogun's ancient capital became a great modern city, 1867-1923

Author: Seidensticker, Edward

Categories: History, General, Japan,

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0674539397

ISBN Number 13: 9780674539396

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Japan

Seller ID: 148815

Keywords: Meiji , Resotration, Shogun, Technology, Inventing, Western, Westernizaton, Modernization, Metamorphosis, ,