Provincializing empire: Omi merchants in the japanese transpacific diaspora

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Provincializing Empire explores the global history of Japanese expansion through a regional lens. It rethinks the nation-centered geography and chronology of empire by uncovering the pivotal role of expeditionary merchants from Omi (present-day Shiga Prefecture) and their modern successors. Tracing their lives from the early modern era, and writing them into the global histories of empire, diaspora, and capitalism, Jun Uchida offers an innovative analysis of expansion through a story previously untold: how the nation's provincials built on their traditions to create a transpacific diaspora that stretched from Seoul to Vancouver, while helping shape the modern world of transoceanic exchange.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9780520390126
ISBN (Print)9780520390119
StatePublished - 21 Feb 2023

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