The Rise of Modern Japan

The Rise of Modern Japan : Political, Economic and Social Change Since 1850

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This book covers the history of Japan from the mid-19th century up to the present day. It charts the spectacular rise of a society, which leapt, in little more than a generation, from late feudal to early industrial forms of organisation - an exceptionally, disturbing experience for the Japanese, as they left behind the traditional and Asian, and moved towards the modern and Western. It examines the violent thirties, and an Empire won and lost between 1937 and 1945, and investigates the major changes after 1945, including the astonishing economic growth achieved since the 1950s.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 22mm | 275g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 3 maps
  • 0753811235
  • 9780753811238

About W. G. Beasley

Born in 1919, W.G. Beasley was Professor of the History of the Far East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1954 to 1983. He is a member, and former vice-president, of the British Academy and a member of the Japanese Academy. He was given the CBE in 1980 and the Order of the Rising Sun in 1983.
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