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The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of Nati... - a book by Schencking, J. Charles

The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan( )
Author: Schencking, J. Charles
Series title:Contemporary Asia in the World Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-16218-0
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how...
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Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Nature / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
History / Asia / Japan
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.357 x 9.165 x 1.175 Inches
Book Weight:1.527 Pounds

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