Through Art to Association in Japanese Politics

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Science  15 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5793, pp. 1575-1576
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130749

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Bonds of Civility. Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture. By Eiko Ikegami. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2005. 475 pp. $80, £45. ISBN 0-521-80942-8. Paper, $36.99, £20.99. ISBN 0-521-60115-0.

The author explores the interrelations between the culture and politics in medieval and early modern Japan.