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Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo samurai

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Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo samurai
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Lust, commerce, and corruption
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an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo samurai
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eng
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By 1816, Japan had recovered from the famines of the 1780s and moved beyond the political reforms of the 1790s. Despite persistent economic and social stresses, the country seemed headed for a new period of growth. The idea that the shogunate would not last forever was far from anyone's mind. Yet, in that year, an anonymous samurai produced a scathing critique of Edo society. Writing as Buyo Inshi, "a retired gentleman of Edo," he expressed in An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard a profound despair with the state of the realm. Seeing decay wherever he turned, Buyo feared the world would soon descend into war. In his anecdotes, Buyo shows a sometimes surprising familiarity with the shadier aspects of Edo life. He speaks of the corruption of samurai officials; the suffering of the poor in villages and cities; the operation of brothels; the dealings of blind moneylenders; the selling and buying of temple abbotships; and the dubious strategies seen in law courts. Perhaps it was the frankness of his account that made him prefer to stay anonymous. A team of Edo specialists undertook the original translation of Buyo's work. This abridged edition streamlines this translation for classroom use, preserving the scope and emphasis of Buyo's argument while eliminating repetitions and diversions. It also retains the introductory essay that situates the work within Edo society and history
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active 19th century
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Buyåo Inshi
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952/.025
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non fiction
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  • Teeuwen, Mark
  • Nakai, Kate Wildman
  • Fumiko, Miyazaki
  • Walthall, Anne
  • Breen, John
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Translations from the Asian classics
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  • Social classes
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
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adult
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Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo samurai
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MWT11860920
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1 online resource.
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9780231544351
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11860920
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Lust, commerce, and corruption : an account of what I have seen and heard, by an Edo samurai
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11860920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231544351
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11860920
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860920
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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