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Earthquake NationThe Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930$
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Greg Clancey

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520246072

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520246072.001.0001

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Earthquake Nation

Gregory Clancey

University of California Press

Kōbudaigakkō's zōka course was only one of a number of sites constructing new archi-technical models for Meiji Japan. Compromise within daiku culture had actually begun under the Tokugawa regime, and by the time zōkagaku arrived was even taking on the characteristics of a creole — a pidgin that moves from being strictly a language of trade between foreigners to one used in domestic communication. By the late 1870s ɀōkagaku came to define “architecture.” Yet “architecture”had as yet no monopoly on imagining Western-style governmental and factory buildings.

Keywords:   Meiji Japan, daiku, zōkagaku, Tokugawa regime, pidgin, Kōbudaigakkō, architecture

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