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Seismic Japan - Gregory Smits


Year 2014



PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1 Earthquakes in the Early Modern EraThe Global contextDisasters, Vulnerability, and timeThe earthquakesKeicho-Fushimi (Fushimi-Momoyama), 1596 (Keicho1)/7/13Kanbun (Kanbun Omi-Wakasa; Biwakoseigan), 1662 (Kanbun 2)/5/1Genroku, 1703 (Genroku 16)/11/23Hoei, 1707 (Hoei 4)/10/4Sanjo(Echigo), 1828 (Bunsei 11)/11/12Kyoto, 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpo1)/7/2Zenkoji, 1847 (Koka 4)/3/24Odawara, 1853 (Kaei 6)/2/2Iga-Ueno (Ansei Iga), 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1)/6/15Ansei Tokai and Ansei Nankai, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1)/11/4 and 11/5Ansei Edo (Ansei Earthquake; Great Ansei Earthquake), 1855 (Ansei 2)/10/2 Nobi (Mino-Owari), 1891Meiji Sanriku, 1896Great Kanto, 1923Showa Sanriku (Sanriku), 1933Early modern JapanSocial and Political geographyBakufu PowerProtest and World renewalMass Media and LiteracyReligious and Intellectual MilieuCatfishChapter 2 Why the Earth ShakesEarly and medieval theories of natural Hazards and disastersEarly Modern Academic Theories of EarthquakesBasic Buddhist TheoryEuropean Ideas about EarthquakesTheories Based on Chinese ConceptsMain Shocks and AftershocksPrecursors and Atmospheric PhenomenaLight Flashes, Thunder, LightningOther PrecursorsThe Mature Early Modern ViewThe Ansei Edo Earthquake as a Turning PointChapter 3 Japan according to EarthquakesReligionEarthquakes as DramaEarthquakes and Media SensationalismEarthquakes as CreatorsJapanRhetoric of ReassuranceResilient Land of DeitiesImagined Connections with recent EventsConclusionsChapter 4 The Ansei Edo EarthquakePatterns of Death and DestructionA Soil Base disasterSurveying the damageSignificance of the offshore BatteriesSignificance of Shin-yoshiwaraStorehousesPatterns of BenefitSqueezing the Wealthy to renew the WorldEarthquake as deityPatterns of ReliefBakufu Assistance to Its retainersBakufu Assistance to the TownspeopleDaimyoand Religious Institutions Assist the TownspeopleTownspeople Helping TownspeoplePatterns of RebuildingConclusionsChapter 5 MeaningsStrong medicineCowardly WarriorsAnxiety in the Divine landPerry and the EarthquakeVarieties of ShinkokuAmaterasu Comes to TownDancingOminous AssociationsRevenge of the Earthquake GangWebs of AssociationsConclusionsChapter 6 Into the Twenty-First CenturyLegacies of Ansei EdoThe Ansei Edo Earthquake in Modern MemoryThe Early Modern Legacy in the Modern EraJapan as a modern earthquake countryPostscript: Rhetoric after the Great East Japan EarthquakeNotesChapter 1 Earthquakes in the Early Modern EraChapter 2 Why the Earth ShakesChapter 3 Japan according to EarthquakesChapter 4 The Ansei Edo EarthquakeChapter 5 MeaningsChapter 6 Into the Twenty-First CenturyBibliography of Works Cited
 
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