Modern Japan

Modern Japan : A Historical Survey, Second Edition

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This edition covers a variety of important developments in Japanese history. The author integrates political events with the cultural and economic activities of each period and is particularly sensitive to the conditions of life in all strata of the population. The book covers a variety of important developments through the early 1990s, giving special consideration to how traditional Japanese modes of thought and behaviour have affected recent developments in such areas as the status of women and education. To provide background for his study of modern Japan, the author includes a summary of early Japanese history that emphasizes the institutions and systems that moulded the nature of Japanese society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 473 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0813313678
  • 9780813313672

Table of contents

Japan before the 17th century; establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu; the late Tokugawa period; the fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu; the Meiji restoration - the new order; the continuing Meiji revolution - political developments; the continuing Meiji revolution - cultural, economic and social developments; political developments in later Meiji; the conclusion of the Meiji era; era of parliamentary ascendancy; the ascendancy of militarism; the road to war; war and defeat; the post-war years - reform and reconstruction; developments since 1970.
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About Mikiso Hane

Mikiso Hane is professor emeritus of history at Knox College and has written extensively on Japan for over twenty-five years.
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