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Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Ian Jared Miller, Julia Adeney Thomas, and Brett L. Walker

Abstract

This book explores the relationship between Japan's history, culture, and physical environment. It expands the focus of previous work on Japanese modernization by examining Japan's role in global environmental transformation and how Japanese ideas have shaped bodies and landscapes over the centuries. The immediacy of Earth's environmental crisis, a predicament highlighted by Japan's March 2011 disaster, brings a sense of urgency to the study of Japan and its global connections. The book is an environmental history in the broadest sense of the term because it contains writing by environmental a ... More

Keywords: environmental crisis, Japan, Japanese modernization, global environment, whaling, world fisheries, mining, industrial pollution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836924
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Jared Miller, editor
Harvard University

Julia Adeney Thomas, editor
University of Notre Dame

Brett L. Walker, editor
Montana State University, Bozeman

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Contents

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I Oceansl and Empires

1 The Pelagic Empire

William M. Tsutsui

II Changing Landscapes

4 Talking Sulfur Dioxide

Takehiro Watanabe

5 Constructing Nature

Philip C. Brown

6 Toroku

Timothy S. George

III Between Bodies

7 Fecal Matters

David L. Howell

8 Weathering Fuji

Andrew Bernstein

9 Animal Histories

Christine L. Marran

IV Vistas and Vantage Points

10 Inventorying Nature

Federico Marcon

12 Japanese Environmental Policy

Ken’ichi Miyamoto, translated by Jeffrey E. Hanes

V The Triple Disaster of 3/11

13 An Envirotechnical Disaster

Sara B. Pritchard

15 Using Japan to Think Globally

Julia Adeney Thomas

End Matter