The Mayor of Aihara A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925

By: Partner, Simon

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Light edge wear, a few pages dog eared, small cut base of spine. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 248 pages; "Aizawa Kikutarõ (1866-1963) was born into the wealthiest family in Hashimoto, a small agricultural village specializing in wheat and silk. By 1925, the village was undergoing rapid commercial development, residents were commuting to factory and office jobs in cities, and, after serving as mayor for almost twenty years, Aizawa was working as a bank manager. Taking the biography of this leading villager as its central focus and incorporating intimate details of life drawn from Aizawa's diary, The Mayor of Aihara chronicles the extraordinary transformation of Hashimoto against the background of Japan's rapid industrialization. By portraying history as it was actually lived by ordinary people, the book offers a rich and compelling perspective on the modernization of Japan."

Title: The Mayor of Aihara A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925

Author Name: Partner, Simon

Illustrator: Illustrated by Maps

Categories: Asia, Biographies & Memoirs, Asia,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 0520258592

ISBN Number 13: 9780520258594

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 15851