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The Renaissance of Takefu

How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town

The Renaissance of Takefu by Guven Peter Witteveen
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This book tells the story of a citizen group through the example and results of their participation in local civic life. The book draws attention to the complicated conditions under which civic participation may succeed. The story is about the individuals and organizations in the regional Japanese town of Takefu, but these events are also placed in the context of the surrounding Japanese Sea region of west Japan and the wider currents of the Japanese nation-state at the time. Also inlcludes maps.
Taylor and Francis; May 2004
256 pages; ISBN 9781135953461
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Title: The Renaissance of Takefu
Author: Guven Peter Witteveen