Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: Of Actuality by Mark Teeuwen

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: Of Actuality

byMark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Fumiko Miyazaki...

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By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, "a retired gentleman of Edo," this experienced observer exposed the corruption of samurai officials, the suffering of the poor, the operation of brothels, the dealings of moneylenders, the selling of temples, and many other offenses. Specialists on Edo society oversee this annotated translation

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 a professor emerita at Sophia University, Tokyo. Her research focuses on Tokugawa and modern history, with an emphasis on intellectual developments. Miyazak...
Title:Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: Of ActualityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023153597X

ISBN - 13:9780231535977


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Table of Contents

Era Names
Part 1: Buyo Inshi and His Times
Part 2: Matters of the World: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Temple and Shrine Priests
The Medical Profession
Chapter 4
The Way of Yin and Yang
The Blind
Chapter 5
Lower Townspeople
Chapter 6
Pleasure Districts and Prostitutes
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
Editions and References

Editorial Reviews

The translation is an amazing piece of co-operative work, and how five scholars managed to produce such a seamless book is nothing short of a miracle... A great pleasure to read.