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The Resource The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami

The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami

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The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan
Title
The taming of the samurai
Title remainder
honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
Eiko Ikegami
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book demonstrates how Japan's so-called harmonious collective culture is paradoxically connected with a history of conflict. Ikegami contends that contemporary Japanese culture is based upon two remarkably complementary ingredients, honorable competition and honorable collaboration. The historical roots of this situation can be found in the process of state formation, along very different lines from that seen in Europe at around the same time. The solution that emerged out of the turbulent beginnings of the Tokugawa state was a transformation of the samurai into a hereditary class of vassal-bureaucrats, a solution that would have many unexpected ramifications for subsequent centuries
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Ikegami, Eiko
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Samurai
  • Samurai
  • Bushido
  • Ethics
  • Japan
Label
The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-420) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. A Sociological Approach. 1. Honor, State Formation, and Social Theories -- II. Origins in Violence. 2. The Coming of the Samurai: Violence and Culture in the Ancient World. 3. Vassalage and Honor. 4. The Rite of Honorable Death: Warfare and the Samurai Sensibility -- III. Disintegration and Reorganization. 5. Social Reorganization in the Late Medieval Period. 6. A Society Organized for War -- IV. The Paradoxical Nature of Tokugawa State Formation. 7. Tokugawa State Formation. 8. An Integrated Yet Decentralized State Structure. 9. The Tokugawa Neo-Feudal State: A Comparative Evaluation -- V. Honor and Violence in Transformation. 10. Honor or Order: The State and Samurai Self-Determinism. 11. The Vendetta of the Forty-seven Samurai. 12. Proceduralization of Honor -- VI. Honor Polarization in Vassalic Bureaucracy. 13. State-Centered Honor and Vassalic Bureaucracy. 14. Hagakure: The Cult of Death and Honorific Individuality. 15. Confucian and Post-Confucian Samurai
Control code
31207368
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674868083
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94036784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1656837
Label
The taming of the samurai : honorific individualism and the making of modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. A Sociological Approach. 1. Honor, State Formation, and Social Theories -- II. Origins in Violence. 2. The Coming of the Samurai: Violence and Culture in the Ancient World. 3. Vassalage and Honor. 4. The Rite of Honorable Death: Warfare and the Samurai Sensibility -- III. Disintegration and Reorganization. 5. Social Reorganization in the Late Medieval Period. 6. A Society Organized for War -- IV. The Paradoxical Nature of Tokugawa State Formation. 7. Tokugawa State Formation. 8. An Integrated Yet Decentralized State Structure. 9. The Tokugawa Neo-Feudal State: A Comparative Evaluation -- V. Honor and Violence in Transformation. 10. Honor or Order: The State and Samurai Self-Determinism. 11. The Vendetta of the Forty-seven Samurai. 12. Proceduralization of Honor -- VI. Honor Polarization in Vassalic Bureaucracy. 13. State-Centered Honor and Vassalic Bureaucracy. 14. Hagakure: The Cult of Death and Honorific Individuality. 15. Confucian and Post-Confucian Samurai
Control code
31207368
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674868083
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94036784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1656837

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