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

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

In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake and subsequent firestorms devastated nearly half of Japan’s capital, 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 in English or Japanese the graphic tale of Tokyo’s destruction, while explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on the state of urban, consumer society. He also examines how… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 11, 2013)

Collection: Contemporary Asia in the World

Parent ISBN: 9780231162180

Language: English


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