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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa TokikoOne Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan$
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Laura Nenzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839574

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Flight of a Sparrow

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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko
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Laura Nenzi

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.003.0001

This introductory chapter outlines the three goals of the book and situates its contribution against existing scholarship. The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko offers a fresh perspective on what it meant to be a woman and a political activist in the late Tokugawa period; it enriches our understanding of ideology and society in nineteenth-century Japan by blurring the line between rational and irrational; and nuances our understanding of Japan’s transition into the modern era by illuminating simultaneously the well-known historical moments and the microcosm of the single individual.

Keywords:   introduction, Mito, microhistory, women, political activism, loyalism, divination, historiography

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