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The Nature of the Beasts - a book by Miller, Ian J.

The Nature of the Beasts

Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

The Nature of the Beasts( )
Author: Miller, Ian J.
Miller, Ian Jared
Foreword by: Ritvo, Harriet
Series title:Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-95210-2
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution--at once museum, laboratory, and prison--of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan's first modern zoo, Tokyo's Ueno Imperial Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882, Ian Jared Miller offers a refreshingly unconventional narrative of Japan's...
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