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The knowledge of nature and the nature of knowledge in early modern Japan / Federico Marcon.

  • Marcon, Federico, 1972-
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About this work


Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2015]

Physical description

xi, 415 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Nature without nature : prolegomena to a history of nature studies in early modern Japan -- The Bencao gangmu and the world it created -- Knowledge in translation : Hayashi Razan and the glossing of Bencao gangmu -- Writing nature's encyclopedia -- The first Japanese encyclopedias of nature : Yamato honzō and Shobutsu ruisan -- Tokugawa Yoshimune and the study of nature in eighteenth-century Japan -- Inventorying nature -- Nature's wonders : natural history as pastime -- Nature in cultural circles -- Nature exhibited : Hiraga Gennai -- Representing nature : from "truth" to "accuracy" -- Bakumatsu honzōgaku : the end of eclecticism? -- Nature as accumulation strategy : Satō Nobuhiro and the synthesis of honzōgaku and keizaigaku.



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