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By Robert Stolz

ISBN-10: 0822356902

ISBN-13: 9780822356905

ISBN-10: 0822356996

ISBN-13: 9780822356998

Bad Water is a cosmopolitan theoretical research of eastern thinkers and activists' efforts to reintegrate the common setting into Japan's social and political suggestion within the overdue 19th century and early 20th. the necessity to comprise nature into politics used to be printed through a chain of large-scale business failures within the Eighteen Nineties. The Ashio Copper Mine unleashed great quantities of copper, arsenic, mercury, and different toxins into surrounding watersheds. Robert Stolz argues that via forcefully demonstrating the mutual penetration of people and nature, business toxins biologically and politically compromised the independent liberal topic underlying the political philosophy of the modernizing Meiji kingdom. within the following many years, socialism, anarchism, fascism, and Confucian benevolence and ethical financial system have been marshaled within the look for new theories of a contemporary political topic and a social association sufficient to the environmental predicament. With specific concerns of numerous key environmental activists, together with Tanaka Shōzō, Bad Water is a nuanced account of Japan's environmental flip, a ancient second whilst, for the 1st time, jap thinkers and activists skilled nature as alienated from themselves and have been compelled to rebuild the connections.

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