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The Nature of the Beasts

Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

The Nature of the Beasts( )
Author: Miller, Ian Jared
Foreword by: Ritvo, Harriet
Series title:Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-27186-9
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
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...
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Pages:317
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Political Science / Imperialism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 8.814 x 1.005 Inches
Book Weight:1.355 Pounds

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