Ishikawa Sanshirō was a journalist and anarchist in the early twentieth century, active at a time of tremendous intellectual and social ferment. Geographical Imagination investigates his engagement with causes such as farmers’ autonomy, gender equality, and anti-war and anti-pollution. Through Ishikawa’s personal journey – which includes several years of European exile – the book invites us to reconsider the scope and ambitions of anarchism in Japan at the time and reassesses geographical thought as a basis for dialogue between Eastern and Western radical thinkers.
Dr Nadine Willems, Lecturer in Japanese History at the University of East Anglia, successfully completed the MSc in Modern Japanese Studies with Distinction in 2008/2009 and a DPhil in Modern Japanese History. She was also the winner of the 2010/2011 Ivan Morris Memorial Prize.