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Open Access Edition of Provincializing Empire: Omi Merchants in the Japanese Transpacific Diaspora
Erich van Rijn, University of California Press Foundation

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Publication Type: Single Publication
Title: Provincializing Empire
Year: 2023
ISBN: 978-0-520-3901
Publisher: University of California Press
Author: Jun Uchida
Abstract: 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 Ōmi (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.
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Type: Single author monograph