Tokyo in Transit

Tokyo in Transit

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This work discusses literary depictions of mass transit in 20th century Tokyo in the decades preceding WWII. It cuts across literary and historical/sociological analysis, and contributes to the growing body of work examining Japanese urbanism, gender, and modernism.buses that moved along overhead electric wires were available in Tokyo from the early 1950s. ... and buses. subways, opened in december 1927, did not become integral to the urban infrastructure until after the 1930s. although Japan is a leading global exporter of automobiles, ... stroll, or flAcnerie, to borrow a French literary term, has been a feature of Tokyo travel guides written for residents and tourists.

Title:Tokyo in Transit
Author:Alisa Freedman
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2011


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