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    DescriptionJapan today is at an important historical juncture. Buffeted in recent years by rapid economic, social, and political change, yet still very much steeped in custom and history the nation has become an amalgam of the traditional and the modern. As a result, the country has become increasingly difficult to categorize: how are we to represent today's Japan effectively, and fairly predict its future? How can the opposing forces of "change" and "continuity" be reconciled in order to understand the nation as a cohesive whole? This critical, multi-disciplinary collection explores the convergence of past and future in contemporary Japan. Contributors comment on a wide range of economic, socio-cultural, and political trends - such as the mobilization of Japanese labour, the burgeoning Ainu identity movement, and the shifting place of the modern woman - and conclude that despite the rapid changes, many of the traditional facets of Japanese society have remained intact. Institutional change, they assert, is unlikely to occur quickly, and Japan must find alternate ways to adjust to 21st-century pressures of global competition and interdependence. A pleasure to read, this broad volume will be welcomed by upper level undergraduates, graduates, and specialists in Japanese studies.


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    Title
    Japan at the Millennium
    Subtitle
    Joining Past and Future
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by D.W. Edgington
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780774808989
    ISBN 10: 0774808985
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM, 1FPJ
    DC22: 952.05
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS891, DS889 .J314 2003
    Thema V1.0: GTM
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w illustrations, figures, tables, index
    Publisher
    University of British Columbia Press
    Imprint name
    University of British Columbia Press
    Publication date
    30 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Vancouver