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The imperial museums of Meiji Japan

Alice Yu-Ting Tseng

The imperial museums of Meiji Japan

architecture and the art of the nation

by Alice Yu-Ting Tseng

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Museum architecture -- Japan,
  • Nationalism and architecture -- Japan -- History -- 19th century,
  • Nationalism and architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century,
  • Architecture and society -- Japan -- History -- 19th century,
  • Architecture and society -- Japan -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-274) and index.

    StatementAlice Y. Tseng.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA6690 .T74 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 285 p. :
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23641097M
    ISBN 100295987774
    ISBN 109780295987774
    LC Control Number2007044713

    The Meiji period, also known as the Meiji era (明治時代 Meiji Jidai), is a Japanese era which extended from until This period represents the first half of the Empire of Japan. This era saw the industrialisation of Japan, and it's swift rise to the world stage. It saw a change in the culture of Japan, which adopted more western ideas. In the late nineteenth century, Japan's new Meiji government established museums to showcase a national aesthetic heritage. Inspired by Western museums and expositions, these institutions were introduced by government officials hoping to spur industrialization and self-disciplined public behavior, and to cultivate an "imperial public" loyal to the emperor.

    In order to protect Japan’s endangered cultural properties, the government committed in to build three national museums, in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara. The Kyoto National Museum opened in under the name Imperial Museum of Kyoto. The sprawling three kilometer campus of the Imperial palace is at the heart of this old capital. With the resident royal family of Japan, the Tokyo Imperial palace is a piece of living history in Japan. The Eastern gardens are free to visit and have flowers blooming at all times of the year/5.

      Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden: Fascinating place - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Shibuya, Japan, at Tripadvisor.3/5(). Meiji restoration, The term refers to both the events of that led to the "restoration" of power to the emperor and the entire period of revolutionary changes that coincided with the Meiji emperor's reign (–). The power of the Tokugawa shogunate, weakened by debt and internal division, had declined, and much opposition had built up in the early 19th cent.


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The imperial museums of Meiji Japan by Alice Yu-Ting Tseng Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan offers more than specific analyses of several iconic Meiji buildings and their complex contexts it suggests a basic paradigm for studying architecture in modern Japan not as a series of buildings or as the work of particular designers, but as a set of intersections between discourses that range far outside the formal, spatial, and technical dimensions Cited by: 6.

It was not until Japan's opening to the West during the Meiji period () that terms for “art” (bijutsu) and “art museum” (bijutsukan) were co. It was not until Japan's opening to the West during the Meiji period () that terms for “art” (bijutsu) and “art museum” (bijutsukan) were coined.

The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan documents Japan's unification of national art and cultural resources to forge a modern identity influenced by European museum and exhibition culture.

This book is the first English-language study of the art, history, and architecture of Japan's Imperial Museums, the predecessors of today's national museums in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara.

The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan examines the museums' formative period and highlights cross-cultural influences that enriched and complicated Japan's search.

It was not until Japan's opening to the West during the Meiji period () that terms for “art” (bijutsu) and “art museum” (bijutsukan) were coined. The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan documents Japan's unification of national art and cultural resources to Price: $   The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan documents Japan's unification of national art and cultural resources to forge a modern identity influenced by European museum and exhibition culture.

Japan's Imperial Museums were conceived of as national self-representations, and their creation epitomized the Meiji bureaucracy's mission to engage in the /5(3). The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan. Architecture and the Art of the Nation The book's biggest weakness, however, is its narrow historical perspective.

Despite professing a commitment to non-linear history, it ignores rich documentation indicating important alternative trends in the Meiji art and museum world. To cite just three examples. Clearly written and handsomely produced, The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan examines the origins of four museum buildings sponsored by Japan's central government as elements of Meiji state formation: the Museum in Ueno Park (, designated an imperial museum in ), the Imperial Nara Museum (), the Imperial Kyoto Museum (), and the Hyōkeikan Art Museum () adjacent to the.

The architecture of the museums, by incorporating Western design elements and construction methods, effectively safeguarded and set off the nation\'s unique art historical lineage.\" \"This book is the first English-language study of the art, history, and architecture of Japan\'s Imperial Museums, the predecessors of today\'s national museums.

The Meiji Restoration & Imperial Japan The relative ease with which power shifted back to the emperor stood in contrast to the huge task of nationalization which lay ahead.

While Tokugawa rule had unified the country, governance was still semi-feudal in nature and the social structure remained based on the shinokosho hierarchy. Alice Y. Tseng is the author of The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Modern Kyoto ( avg rating /5(3).

The Empire of Japan (Japanese: 大日本帝国, Hepburn: Dai Nippon Teikoku) was the historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in to the enactment of the constitution of modern Japan.

Japan's rapid industrialization and militarization under the slogan Fukoku Kyōhei (富国強兵, "Enrich the Country, Strengthen her Armed Forces") and Shokusan Capital: Kyoto (–), Tokyo City. In the late nineteenth century, Japan's new Meiji government established museums to showcase a national aesthetic heritage.

Inspired by Western museums and expositions, these institutions were introduced by government officials hoping to spur industrialization and self-disciplined public behavior, and to cultivate an "imperial public" loyal to the emperor/5(2).

Few building types evoke more compelling insights into the relationship among architecture, nationalism, and modernity than the museum. Alice Tseng’s The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan is a thoughtful, nuanced book that illuminates how notions of national identity were shaped and reinforced through architectural form and aesthetic display in the new institution of the art museum in.

Explore our list of Japanese History - Meiji Restoration, Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. about the museum meiji-mura Beautifully located on a hillside facing Lake Iruka, it occupies an area of 1,m2, where currently over sixty Meiji buildings have been brought and rebuilt.

Meiji was a period in which Japan opened her doors to the outside world and laid the foundation for Modern Japan by absorbing and assimilating Western.

The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (review) The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (review) Havens, Tom. Journal of Japanese Studies () and kuchi-sake-onna sets aside many other variations on modern yokai that ¯ appeared in print, film, television, and new media in postwar Japan.

The Imperial Museums of Meiji Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (review) Article in Monumenta Nipponica 65(1) January with 25 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Don Choi. Under the reign of Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji, Japan underwent an unprecedented overhaul of its political, economic and social systems, resulting in the country's extremely rapid modernization: the Meiji restoration.

The purpose of this book is to highlight the different aspects of Japan's modernization and the internationalization of its cultural production through different artistic techniques. Emperor Meiji (明治天皇, Meiji-tennō, 3 November – 30 July ), or Meiji the Great (明治大帝, Meiji-taitei), was the nd Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February until his death on 30 July He presided over the Meiji period, a time of rapid change that witnessed the Empire of Japan rapidly transform from an Predecessor: Kōmei.

Meiji University is one of the best universities in Japan and has the history for years. It has four campuses located in Tokyo, the central of Japan. On the basis of its fundamental principle “Rights and Liberty” “Independence and Self-government”, we accept individuals from around the world to become a university open to the world.Book your tickets online for Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, Shibuya: See reviews, articles, and photos of Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, ranked No.6 on Tripadvisor among attractions in Shibuya/5().EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally written for Japan Society's previous site for educators, "Journey Through Japan," in Between the Meiji Restoration of and the midth century, Japan created an enormous empire stretching from Alaska to Singapore, controlling as much territory and as many people as any of the great powers of Europe.