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Beasley, W. G. (William G.) 1919-2006

Overview
Works: 76 works in 479 publications in 5 languages and 11,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: DS881, 952
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Most widely held works by W. G Beasley
The modern history of Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

103 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sociaal-economische en politieke geschiedenis van Japan sedert het begin van de 19e eeuw
The rise of modern Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

55 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book covers the history of Japan from the mid-nineteenth century up to the present day. It charts the spectacular rise of Japan - 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 left behind the traditional and Asian and moved toward the modern and Western." "It examines the turbulent thirties and an Empire won and lost between 1937 and 1945, and investigates the major changes after 1945 including the astonishing economic growth that has been achieved since the 1950s. This new edition covers the dramatic political upheavals of the 1990s."--Jacket
The Japanese experience : a short history of Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Japanese Experience is an authoritative, lucid, and concise history of Japan from the sixth century to the present day. It is the history of a society and a culture with a distinct sense of itself, one of the few nations never conquered by a foreign power in historic times (until the twentieth century) and the home of the longest-reigning imperial dynasty that still survives. Regarded as a minor Asian state until the late nineteenth century, Japan transformed itself into a major power in the twentieth century." "Throughout The Japanese Experience W.G. Beasley, a leading authority on Japan and the author of a number of acclaimed works on Japanese history, examines the changing society and culture of Japan and considers what, apart from the land and the people, is specifically Japanese about the history of Japan."--Jacket
The Meiji restoration by W. G Beasley( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese imperialism, 1894-1945 by W. G Beasley( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler Japans historie herunder udenrigspolitik fra 1894-1945
Modern Japan : aspects of history, literature, and society by W. G Beasley( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select documents on Japanese foreign policy, 1853-1868 by W. G Beasley( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain and the opening of Japan, 1834-1858 by W. G Beasley( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissue in paperback (with new Introduction) of the 1951 classic analysis of the crucial years leading up to the Meiji restoration in which Britain provided Japan with its wealth and power model
Historians of China and Japan by W. G Beasley( Book )

39 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and Europe by W. G Beasley( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a hundred years the Japanese have looked to the West for ideas, institutions and technology that would help them achieve their goal of 'national wealth and strength'. In this book a distinguished historian of Japan discusses Japan's 'cultural borrowing' from America and Europe. W.G. Beasley focuses on the mid-nineteenth century, when Japan's rulers dispatched diplomatic missions to the West to discover what Japan needed to learn, sent students abroad to assimilate information and invited foreign experts to Japan to help put the knowledge to practical use. Beasley examines the origins of the decision to initiate direct study of the West at a time when western countries counted as 'barbarian' by Confucian standards. Drawing on many colourful letters, diaries, memoirs and reports, he describes the missions sent overseas in 1860 and 1862, in 1865-1867 and in the years after 1868, in particular the prestigious embassy led by Iwakura in 1871-1873. The book also tells the story of the several hundred students who went overseas in this period. It concludes by assessing the impact of the encounters on the subsequent development of Japan, first by examining the later careers of the travellers and the influence they exercised (they included no fewer than six prime ministers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), and then by considering the nature of the ideas they brought home
Collected writings of W.G. Beasley by W. G Beasley( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the teaching of Far Eastern history by W. G Beasley( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis of Japanese foreign policy in the nineteenth century; an inaugural address delivered on 10 May 1955 by W. G Beasley( Book )

9 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perry mission to Japan, 1853-1854 by W. G Beasley( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan and the West in the mid nineteenth century: nationalism and the origins of the modern state by W. G Beasley( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of Japanese imperialism : the Creighton Trust Lecture 1984, delivered before the University of London on Monday 19 November 1984 by W. G Beasley( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Commonwealth and its contribution to the Occupation of Japan, 1945-8-( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and Europe, 1860-1873 by W. G Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing British views of Japan since the 19th century : the fourth Neesima Lectures, December 7 and 9, 1982, Yūshūkan Hall and Main Hall Building, Doshisha University by W. G Beasley( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.G. Beasley - Collected Writings by W. G Beasley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developed in close collaboration with W.G. Beasley, this book contains a wide and substantial cross-section of writings, thematically structured around essays in the special areas of Bakufu and Meji Studies
 
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Japanese imperialism, 1894-1945
Alternative Names
Beasley, W. G.

Beasley, William G.

Beasley, William G. 1919-2006

Beasley, William Gerald.

Beasley, William Gerald 1919-2006

William G. Beasley academic, author, Japanologist

ビーズリー, W. G

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The Japanese experience : a short history of JapanJapanese imperialism, 1894-1945Great Britain and the opening of Japan, 1834-1858Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and EuropeCollected writings of W.G. BeasleyThe Perry mission to Japan, 1853-1854Japan encounters the barbarian : Japanese travellers in America and Europe, 1860-1873