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Author Moriyama, Takeshi.
Title Crossing boundaries in Tokugawa society : Suzuki Bokushi, a rural elite commoner / by Takeshi Moriyama.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.

Author Moriyama, Takeshi.
Series Brill's Japanese studies library, 0925-6512 ; v. 41
Brill's Japanese studies library ; v. 41. 0925-6512
Subject Suzuki, Bokushi, 1770-1842.
Social mobility -- Japan -- History -- 18th century.
Social mobility -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Social structure -- Japan -- History -- 18th century.
Social structure -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Social status -- Japan -- History -- 18th century.
Social status -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1600-1868.
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868 -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Crossing Boundaries in Tokugawa Society presents a vivid picture of the life of Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842), an elite villager in a snowy province of Japan, focusing on his interaction with the changing social and cultural environment of the late Tokugawa period (1603-1868).
Contents Acknowledgements; Notes; Abbreviations; Maps, Tables and Figures; Introduction; 1 Beyond the Locality: Bokushi's Life in a Rural Post-Town; Bokushi's Home Region; The Rural Town of Shiozawa; Bokushi's Access to Information; Bokushi's Travels; 2 The Farmer-Merchant: Bokushi's Rural Business; The Rural Economy in Uonuma; Bokushi as Landlord; Bokushi as Rural Pawnbroker; Bokushi's Business Values: The Merchant Code; 3 In a Rural Elite House: Bokushi's Family Documents; Bokushi's Family History; Marriage and the 'Household'; Domestic Disputes
4 Cultured Provincials: Bokushi in the Diffusion of the ArtsBokushi's Education; Bokushi and His Local Intellectual Environment; Meetings with Visiting Artists and Writers; Books in the Provinces; Haikai Poetry in the Uonuma Region; Bokushi's Haikai Contests; 5 Correspondence and the Cultural Elite: Bokushi's Communication Network; Bokushi's Communication Network; Methods and Context of Bokushi's Network-Building; Bokushi's Use of the Mail System; Letter-Writing Habits-Bokushi, Bakin and Kyōzan; Contents of Letters-Bokushi and His Correspondents
6 Publishing Hokuetsu Seppu: Bokushi and His Urban CollaboratorsThe Development of Bokushi's Literary Interest in His Region; The Provincial Literati and Print Culture; Bokushi's Negotiations with Urban Authors; Bokushi, Bakin and Kyōzan; Bokushi, the Edo Publishing World, and Hokuetsu seppu; Conclusion; Appendix; Works Cited; Index
ISBN 9789004243798 (electronic bk.)
9004243798 (electronic bk.)
9781283979184 (MyiLibrary)
1283979187 (MyiLibrary)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004243798
OCLC # 826804036
Additional Format Print version: Moriyama, Takeshi. Crossing boundaries in Tokugawa society. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013 9789004236233 (DLC) 2012041305 (OCoLC)815383371

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