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

The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan( )
Author: Schencking, J. Charles
Series title:Contemporary Asia in the World Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-53506-9
Publication Date:Jun 2013
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:AUD $93.00
Book Description:

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 the...
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