Capitalising on Catastrophe: Reinvigorating the Japanese State with Moral Values through Education following the 1923 Great Kantô Earthquake

@article{Borland2006CapitalisingOC,
  title={Capitalising on Catastrophe: Reinvigorating the Japanese State with Moral Values through Education following the 1923 Great Kant{\^o} Earthquake},
  author={Janet Borland},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={875 - 907}
}
  • J. Borland
  • Published 18 September 2006
  • Geography
  • Modern Asian Studies
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