Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History
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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century down to the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of Western and Japanese historians, each an authority in his/her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. The subjects featured in the book range from the development of the political system, constitutional and legal issues, ideologies, the emperor system, international relations, social and economic history, environmental history, and gender issues to postwar discussions about modern Japan's historical trajectory and its wartime past. Each chapter contains a concise outline of the subject, outlines historiographical debates and controversies, summarizes the latest developments in the field, and identifies research topics that have not yet received sufficient scholarly attention. Readers are encourgaged to explore further secondary as well as primary sources with a list of essential primary sources provided in each chapter. The handbook is intended as a reference tool for researchers, educators and students of modern Japanese history as well as for all those from related fields with an interest in modern Japan.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31 b/w images, 5 tables, 23 halftones and 8 line drawings
  • 1138815187
  • 9781138815186

About Sven Saaler

Sven Saaler is Associate Professor of Japanese History at Sophia Univversity, Japan. Christopher W.A. Szpilman is Professor of Modern Japanese History and International Relations at Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan.show more

Table of contents

Chronology Part I Nation, empire, borders 1. Japan in the global twentieth century, Akira Iriye 2. Alliances and enmities: Relations with Great Britain and Europe, Antony Best 3. Japan and Asia, Christopher W. A. Szpilman and Sven Saaler 4. Unequal treaties, consular jurisdiction, and treaty port society, Harald Fuess 5. The English-language press networks in the transnational history of East Asia, 1850-1950, Peter O'Connor 6. Japan's colonial empire, Sandra Wilson and Robert Cribb 7. Race and racism, Rotem Kowner 8. Overseas migration, 1868-1945, Martin Dusinberre 9. Ryukyu/Okinawa's trajectory - from periphery to centre, 1600-2015, Gavan McCormack Part II Ideologies and the political system 10. From Edo to Meiji: The public sphere and political criticism in nineteenth-century Japan, Matsuda Koichiro 11. State Shinto, Kate Wildman Nakai 12. Conservatism and conservative reaction, Christopher W. A. Szpilman 13. The military and politics, Sven Saaler 14. Liberalism, internationalism, and democracy, Michael A. Schneider 15. The bureaucracy and politics, Roger H. Brown 16. The debate on fascism in Japanese historiography, Kato Yoko 17. Japan's 1930s: crisis, fascism, and social imperialism, Ethan Mark 18. Japan's war of words: World War II propaganda, Barak Kushner Part III Economy and society 19. The path of economic development from the late nineteenth century to the economic miracle, Penelope Francks 20. The yen - Japan's national currency, Mark Ravina 21. Urban life and the city idea in the twentieth century, Louise Young 22. Cooperatives and grassroots developments, Tessa Morris-Suzuki 23. The emergence of trade unions, Christopher Gerteis 24. The postwar employment system, Charles Weathers 25. Genders, sexualities and bodies in modern Japanese history, Vera Mackie 26. Religion in the postwar era, Ian Reader 27. Washoku, heritage and national identity, Katarzyna J. Cwiertka 28. Environmental history, Philip C. Brown Part IV Historical legacies and memory 29. Debates over historical consciousness, Yoshida Yutaka 30. History and the state in postwar Japan, Hatano Sumio 31. The politics of Yasukuni Shrine and war memory, Jeff Kingstonshow more