The Modern History of Japan

The Modern History of Japan

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The Modern History of Japan covers Japanese history from approximately 1800--the last decades of rule by the military lords of the Tokugawa family--to the start of the twenty-first century. It begins when a crisis-ridden political and social order intersected with fast emerging Euro-American power. It then analyzes Japan's modern revolution of the late 19th century: the rise of a modern nation-state structure, the evolution of a capitalist industrial society, and the surprising move from semi-colony of the west to imperialist power. The second half of the book examines Japan's twentieth-century trajectory from global power through devastating war and defeat and occupation. It concludes by investigating the postwar history of contemporary Japan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48 halftones, 4 maps, 6 figures
  • 0195110617
  • 9780195110616
  • 943,136

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