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Author Jacobowitz, Seth.

Title Writing technology in Meiji Japan : a media history / Seth Jacobowitz.

Published Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Asia Center, 2015.

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 UniM Bail  895.60809287 JACO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 299 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 387.
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 387.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Discourse Networks of Meiji Japan -- 1 Standardizing Measures 19 -- 2 Telegraph and Post 43 -- 3 Wiring Meiji Japan: From Hokusai's Postcard to Mokuami's Telegraph 65 -- Part II Scripting National Language -- 4 Japanese in Plain English 97 -- 5 Phonetic Shorthand 116 -- 6 Parsing Visible Speech 143 -- Part III "Writing Things Down Just as they Are" -- 7 Regime Change 171 -- 8 Haunted Origins of Modern Japanese Literature 195 -- Part IV Limits of Realism -- 9 Masaoka Shiki's Scribblings 227 -- 10 Scratching Records with Sosek's Car 250.
Summary "Boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. This book represents the first systematic study of the ways in which media and inscriptive technologies available in Japan at its threshold of modernization in the late 19th to early 20th century shaped and brought into being modern Japanese literature"--
Subject Japanese literature -- 1868- -- History and criticism.
Literature and technology -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and technology -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Mass media and culture -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Mass media and culture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780674088412 (hardcover : alk. paper)