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A Modern History of Japan

A Modern History of Japan Book
Author : Andrew Gordon
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9780199930159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Modern History of Japan takes students from the days of the shogunate to the aftermath of the 2008 tsunami. This third edition incorporates increased coverage of both Japan's role within East Asia - particularly with China, Korea, and Manchuria - as well as expanded discussions of culturaland intellectual history.

A Modern History of Japan

A Modern History of Japan Book
Author : Andrew Gordon
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780195339222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Second Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. It takes students from the days of the shogunate--the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family--through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization; and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Author Andrew Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster. The true ingenuity and value of Gordon's approach lies in his close attention to the non-elite layers of society. Here students will see the influence of outside ideas, products, and culture on home life, labor unions, political parties, gender relations, and popular entertainment. The book examines Japan's struggles to define the meaning of its modernization, from villages and urban neighborhoods, to factory floors and middle managers' offices, to the imperial court. Most importantly, it illuminates the interconnectedness of Japanese developments with world history, demonstrating how Japan's historical passage represents a variation of a process experienced by many nations and showing how the Japanese narrative forms one part of the interwoven fabric of modern history. This second edition incorporates increased coverage of both Japan's role within East Asia--particularly with China, Korea, and Manchuria--as well as expanded discussions of cultural and intellectual history. With a sustained focus on setting modern Japan in a comparative and global context, A Modern History of Japan, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses in modern Japanese history, Japanese politics, Japanese society, or Japanese culture.

The Modern History of Japan

The Modern History of Japan Book
Author : W. G. Beasley
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release : 2018-11-11
ISBN : 9780353287518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Japan a Modern History

Japan  a Modern History Book
Author : James L. McClain
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780393041569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Japan: A Modern History provides a comprehensive narrative that integrates the political, social, cultural, and economic history of modern Japan from the investiture of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 to the present.

The Making of Modern Japan

The Making of Modern Japan Book
Author : Marius B. Jansen
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2002-10-15
ISBN : 0674503996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.

A Concise History of Japan

A Concise History of Japan Book
Author : Brett L. Walker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-02-26
ISBN : 1107004187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day.

The Political History of Modern Japan

The Political History of Modern Japan Book
Author : Kitaoka Shinichi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-10
ISBN : 0429808461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this book introduces students to the formation, collapse, and rebirth of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal with these challenges and in turn gradually shaped its international environment. Had Japan been a self-sufficient power, like the United States, it is unlikely that external relations would have exercised such great control over the nation. And, if it were a smaller country, it may have been completely pressured from the outside and could not have influenced the global stage on its own. For better or worse therefore, this book argues, Japan was neither too large nor too small. Covering the major events, actors, and institutions of Japan’s modern history, the key themes discussed include: Building the Meiji state and Constitution. The establishment of Parliament. The First Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. Party Politics and International Cooperation. The Pacific War. Development of LDP politics. Changes in the international order and the end of the Cold War. This book, written by one of Japan's leading experts on Japan's political history, will be an essential resource for students of Japanese modern history and politics.

Modern Japan

Modern Japan Book
Author : Elise K. Tipton
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780415185387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ranging from the Tokugwa period to the present day, this text provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Tipton covers political and economic developments and shows how they relate to social themes and developments. Her survey covers traditional political history as well as areas growing in interest: gender issues, labor conditions and ethnic minorities.

A Brief History of Japan

A Brief History of Japan Book
Author : Jonathan Clements
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN : 1462919340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a divine sovereign. It was the terminus of the Silk Road, the furthest end of the known world, a fertile source of inspiration for European artists, and an enduring symbol of the mysterious East. In recent times, it has become a powerhouse of global industry, a nexus of popular culture, and a harbinger of post-industrial decline. With intelligence and wit, author Jonathan Clements blends documentary and storytelling styles to connect the past, present and future of Japan, and in broad yet detailed strokes reveals a country of paradoxes: a modern nation steeped in ancient traditions; a democracy with an emperor as head of state; a famously safe society built on 108 volcanoes resting on the world's most active earthquake zone; a fast-paced urban and technologically advanced country whose land consists predominantly of mountains and forests. Among the chapters in this Japanese history book are: The Way of the Gods: Prehistoric and Mythical Japan A Game of Thrones: Minamoto vs. Taira Time Warp: 200 Years of Isolation The Stench of Butter: Restoration and Modernization The New Breed: The Japanese Miracle

Japan s Modern History 1857 1937

Japan s Modern History  1857 1937 Book
Author : Junji Banno
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-08-13
ISBN : 1317682963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taishō democracy to Shōwa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno stresses the mutual relationships between each period, and to this end renames then accordingly: the age of reform; age of revolution; age of construction; age of management; age of reorganisation; and age of crisis. Following this model, the book covers eighty years of history in Japan, focusing on political history and foreign relations, with extensive material also on economic development and foreign influences on political institutions and practices. Based on extensive archival research, Japan’s Modern History considers synoptically the key trends and their significance over the period of 1857 to 1937. In turn, it presents in detail fascinating information on many of the main leaders and other significant figures, with extensive quotations from their writings, letters and diaries. This book is a translation into English of a major work of scholarship by a leading historian of modern Japan, and may be considered the apex of Junji Banno’s work in the field. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of both Japanese history and history more broadly.

Modern Japan

Modern Japan Book
Author : J.E. Thomas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN : 1317889967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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J E Thomas examines the historical roots of Japanese social structures and preoccupations and he sets these within the broad chronological framework of Japan's political and military development. The book can thus serve as an introduction to modern Japan in a more general sense - but its focus throughout is on the people themselves. Professor Thomas gives due attention to the Japanese mainstream; but he also discusses those other sections of the community which have traditionally been underprivileged or marginalised - most obviously women, but also minority groups and outcasts - and the Japanese attitude to foreigners beyond her shores.

The Emergence of Modern Japan

The Emergence of Modern Japan Book
Author : Janet Hunter
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-06
ISBN : 1317870859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese nation state. Unlike previous textbooks on the history of modern Japan, Janet Hunter's book adopts a thematic approach which makes the period much more accessible for readers who wish to pursue their particular interests throughout the period. Moreover, it will also establish a greater awareness of the cultural and institutional continuities which are crucial to any proper understanding of modern Japan.

Modern Japan

Modern Japan Book
Author : James L. Huffman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780195392531
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Employing a wide range of primary source materials, Modern Japan: A History in Documents provides a colorful narrative of Japan's development since 1600. A variety of diary entries, letters, legal documents, and poems brings to life the early modern years, when Japan largely shut itself off from the outside world. A picture essay highlights the tumultuous decade and a half following the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and the U.S. Navy in 1853, which led to unprecedented changes and a new government. The dramatic rush to modernity in the late 1800s and early 1900s, accompanied by Japan's entry into the imperialist rivalry, is seen through travel accounts, novelists' recollections, and imperial rescripts, while editorial cartoons and prison memoirs recount the major early twentieth century rush, first toward pluralism, then toward war. Japan's recovery after World War II to become one of the world's most vibrant democracies and its second largest economy is chronicled through records as diverse as a funeral eulogy, a comic book description of Adam Smith's economic theories, and an internet musing. The documents are woven together in a lively narrative that brings to life one of the modern world's most remarkable national stories. This new edition includes an updated introduction with a note on sources and interpretation, extensive revision of Chapter 1: The Land of Shogun and Daimyo, eleven new documents, seven new sidebars, seven new images, and updated further reading and websites. It revises the interpretation of the Tokugawa period; adds new material on Japanese imperialism, especially its expansion into Korea; has more emphasis on the place of minorities in modern society; quotes additional fiction and other literature; updates the most recent material to include the last 15 years of history; and adds some new editorial cartoons from the Meiji and Taisho eras, a rare 19th century photo from the Meiji era, and archival maps.

A History of Japan to 1334

A History of Japan to 1334 Book
Author : Sir George Bailey Sansom
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 1958
ISBN : 9780804705233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains the structure of the feudal society, describes the rise of economic life and tells of the impact of Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853. Bibliographical notes

A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan

A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan Book
Author : Kevin Doak
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9004155988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This magisterial history of Japanese nationalism reveals nationalism to be a contested and pluralistic practice that seeks to center the people in political life. It presents a wealth of primary source material on how Japanese themselves have understood their national identity.

Kimono

Kimono Book
Author : Terry Satsuki Milhaupt
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2014-05-15
ISBN : 1780233175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period at the hands of famous Japanese painters who worked with clothing pattern books and painted directly onto garments. With Japan’s exposure to Western fashion in the nineteenth century, and Westerners’ exposure to Japanese modes of dress and design, the kimono took on new associations and came to symbolize an exotic culture and an alluring female form. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the kimono industry was sustained through government support. The line between fashion and art became blurred as kimonos produced by famous designers were collected for their beauty and displayed in museums, rather than being worn as clothing. Today, the kimono has once again taken on new dimensions, as the Internet and social media proliferate images of the kimono as a versatile garment to be integrated into a range of individual styles. Kimono: A Modern History, the inspiration for a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,not only tells the story of a distinctive garment’s ever-changing functions and image, but provides a novel perspective on Japan’s modernization and encounter with the West.

A history of modern Japan

A history of modern Japan Book
Author : Richard Storry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A history of modern Japan book written by Richard Storry, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A History of Japan 1582 1941

A History of Japan  1582 1941 Book
Author : L. M. Cullen,Louis Michael Cullen
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003-05-15
ISBN : 9780521529181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 2003 book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan.

The Modern History of Japan

The Modern History of Japan Book
Author : W. G. Beasley
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release : 2018-11-11
ISBN : 9780353287501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan

Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan Book
Author : John Whitney Hall,Marius B. Jansen
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2015-03-08
ISBN : 1400868955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study contains twenty-two essays by leading historians on the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868), eight of which have never before been published. The Tokugawa Period has long been seen as one of Eastern feudalism, awaiting the breakthrough that came with the Meiji enlightenment and the opening of Japan to the West. The general thrust of these papers is to show that in many institutional aspects Japan was far from backward before the Meiji Period, and that many of the preconditions of modernization were present and developing much earlier than has generally been believed. This collection will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of comparative and Japanese modernization. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.