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. Strong Nation, Stone Nation

Gregory Clancey

in Earthquake Nation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780520246072
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932296 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520246072.003.0002
. Strong Nation, Stone Nation

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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

Chapter.  10451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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