Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

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ISBN-13: 9780231182775
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description: abridged edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Teeuwen is professor in Japanese studies at the University of Oslo. He is a historian of Japanese religion, with special focus on the history of Shinto.

Kate Wildman Nakai is professor emerita at Sophia University, Tokyo. Her research focuses on Tokugawa and modern history, with an emphasis on intellectual developments. Fumiko Miyazaki is professor emerita at Keisen University in Tokyo. Her research focuses on Tokugawa religion and society.

Anne Walthall is professor emerita at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on society and gender during the Tokugawa period. John Breen is a professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, where he edits the journal Japan Review. His research focuses on issues of state and religion in Japan.

Table of Contents

Preface
Era Names
Measures
Currencies
Maps
Part 1: Buyo Inshi and His Times
Part 2: Matters of the World: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard
Prologue
Chapter 1
Introduction
Warriors
Chapter 2
Farmers
Chapter 3
Temple and Shrine Priests
The Medical Profession
Chapter 4
The Way of Yin and Yang
The Blind
Lawsuits
Chapter 5
Townspeople
Lower Townspeople
Chapter 6
Pleasure Districts and Prostitutes
Kabuki
Chapter 7
Pariahs and Outcasts
Rice, Grains, and Other Products
Mountains and Forests
On Japan Being Called a Divine Land
Untimely Deaths
The Land, People, and Ruler
Glossary
Editions and References
Contributors
Index

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David L. Howell

A tremendously fun source for cranky quotes on the sorry state of late Tokugawa society and polity. The translators capture the tone of the original work in all its curmudgeonly glory, though their marvelous introduction alone is worth the price of admission.

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