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'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 6, 2018

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

In "Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan," leading postwar political scientist Masao Maruyama chronicles the ideas and debates of scholars throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868). Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan, by Masao Maruyama, Translated by Mikiso Hane.383 pages PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Nonfiction. The central ...

Culture and commerce thrive under Japan's elevated train tracks

Travel Mar 4, 2017

Culture and commerce thrive under Japan's elevated train tracks

At dusk, the bars and restaurants that crowd the underside of the tracks at Yurakucho Station come alive. Lanterns flicker on, sign boards are propped up on the sidewalk, and charcoal grills are lit. The patrons stream in from every direction. Dark-suited professionals arrive from the ...