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Author Armstrong, Peter (Architect), author
Title Hagi : a feudal capital in Tokugawa Japan / Peter Armstrong
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HT169.J3 A737 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001340686
 人文社會聯圖  HT169.J3 A86 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020608709
Descript xvi, 200 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 142
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and index
The genesis of the Mōri family -- The site and its setting -- The precedent of Ōsaka -- The construction of the castle -- Reclaiming the site : the struggle with water -- Laying out the town -- The road systems -- Land use in Hagi -- The social organisation of the Chōshū Domain -- The national regulation of architecture -- The regulation of architecture in the Choōshū Domain
"The western Japanese city of Hagi is the town in Japan which has preserved the greatest level of Tokugawa period (1600-1868) urban and architectural fabric. As such it is a major tourist destination for both Japanese and non-Japanese visitors. The city is also very important historically in that it was the capital of the feudal daimyo domain - Choshu - which spearheaded the reform movement from the 1850s onwards which led to the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate and the foundation of Japan in its modern form. This book, rich in detail and very well illustrated, is both an urban and social history of this important town. It outlines the development of the layout of the city and its castle, relates this to the history of its lords, the Mori family, and their place in Japanese history, and sets Hagi in the context of the wider Choshu domain. The book includes a discussion of contemporary arrangements aimed at preserving Hagi's historical heritage"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mori family
City planning -- Japan -- Chōshū-han -- History
Historic sites -- Protection -- Japan -- Chōshū-han
Hagi-shi (Japan) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Hagi-shi (Japan) -- Social conditions
Chōshū-han (Japan) -- History
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868
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