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by Edward G. Seidensticker

  • ISBN: 0394543602
  • Category: Travel
  • Author: Edward G. Seidensticker
  • Subcategory: Asia
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (March 24, 1990)
  • Pages: 362 pages
  • FB2 size: 1866 kb
  • EPUB size: 1452 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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by Edward G. Seidensticker (Author). As this vibrant, intimately detailed volume opens in September 1923, Tokyo is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake and fires; Japan is run by the Taisho emperor, a mentally incapacitated figurehead.

by Edward G. Tokyo would rebuild a second time: after the Allied bombing raids of WW II and the typhus plague of 1945-46. By the book's close, the city is the hub of a contemporary Japan that has largely overcome strong feelings of inferiority; yet it is still a very insular town, one that effectively excludes foreigners from much of its pulsating life.

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In Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake (1983) and Tokyo Rising: The City Since the Great Earthquake (1990), Seidensticker's two-volume history of Tokyo, he weaves a tale of cultural history of how the city was impacted by the advent of Westernization, and how i. .

In Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake (1983) and Tokyo Rising: The City Since the Great Earthquake (1990), Seidensticker's two-volume history of Tokyo, he weaves a tale of cultural history of how the city was impacted by the advent of Westernization, and how it responded to the twin disasters of the 20th Century-the. Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 and the massive destruction incurred in World War II due to Allied bombing raids.

The Great Earthquake of 1923 left much of Tokyo desolate. Tokyo Rising" is a must-read for those wishing to understand the historical development of a city which Americans need to know better.

Tokyo Rising" is a must-read for those wishing to understand the historical development of a city which Americans need to know better. The author's affection for and comprehension of Tokyo's qualities, both positive and negative, comes through in this highly readable descriptive analysis of how the city evolved from the time of the 1923 earthquake through the firebombings of World War Two up to the present.

Illustrations, maps, index. Tokyo Rising: The City Since the Great Earthquake. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.

A sequel to Low City, High City (1983), which described the transformations in Tokyo from 1867-1923, Seidensticker now documents the final shift from the culture of Old Edo to modern Tokyo through a detailed record of the destruction, over the past 70-odd years, of old buildings and neighborhoods.

Alongside the districts, there are a number of buildings whose presence animates these books: the Twelve-Storys tower in Asakusa, destroyed in the great earthquake.

Tokyo from Edo to Showa, 1867-1989 : the emergence of the world’s greatest city : two volumes in one, Low City, High City and Tokyo rising, Edward Seidensticker ; introduction by Paul Waley ; preface by Donald Richie. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Great Earthquake of 1923 and the American incendiary bombings of.

The Great Earthquake of 1923 and the American incendiary bombings of 1944-45 accelerated the demise of the old city of villages with its heart and soul in the temples, teahouses, Kabuki theaters, and artful brothels of the Asakusa neighborhood. This well- illustrated history by Edward Seidensticker, a distinguished translator of Japanese fiction, is suffused with his nostalgia for the subtle, shadowy old Asakusa immortalized by writers like Kawabata and Tanazaki

A continuation of the author's history of Tokyo explains how the city recovered from both a major earthquake and Allied bombing raids in World War II

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