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A history of Japan : from stone age to superpower

Author: Kenneth G Henshall
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to circumstance. Japan is shown to be a nation historically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G Henshall
ISBN: 1403912726 9781403912725
OCLC Number: 54816937
Notes: New Zealand author.
Previous edition: London : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martins Press, 1999.
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Japan and history --
Part 1. From the stone age to statehood : myths, prehistory and ancient history (to 710) --
Part 2. Of courtiers and warriors : early and medieval history (710-1600) --
Part 3. The closed country : the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) --
Part 4. Building a modern nation : the Meiji period (1868-1912) --
Part 5. The excesses of ambition : the Pacific war and its lead-up --
Part 6. A phoenix from the ashes : postwar successes and beyond --
Conclusion : Lessons for aspiring superpowers.
Responsibility: Kenneth G. Henshall.
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'One of the most important books in Japanese Studies in recent years.' - Ken Coates, Professor of History, University of New Brunswick 'In making the history of this remarkable society accessible to Read more...

 
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