Disaster, emotions and cultures: The unexpected wink of shiba kokan (1738-1818)

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Abstract

Focussing on a hanging scroll by Shiba Kokan (1747-1818), this essay sets out to explore how disasters, in particular earthquakes and fires, were understood and represented in "the Age of Light," and how individuals and communities responded to them emotionally. Images of disasters, and ways of dealing with them, have formed part of "circulatory movements" over time and space, raising the question of the degree to which such responses were determined by transcultural entanglements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-666
Number of pages25
JournalRivista Storica Italiana
Volume128
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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