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Japan, from prehistory to modern times

Author: John Whitney Hall
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, ©1968
Series: Michigan classics in Japanese studies, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, John Whitney, 1916-
Japan, from prehistory to modern times.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, ©1968 (1991 printing)
(OCoLC)607904764
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Whitney Hall
ISBN: 0939512548 9780939512546
OCLC Number: 23766812
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1970.
Description: xi, 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Japan's historical position --
Japan's historical setting --
Origins of the Japanese people and their culture --
Formation of the early Japanese state --
The Yamato state and the spread of Chinese Influence --
The aristocratic age. Nara and the institutions of Taihō ; Heian and the Fugiwara ascendancy --
The feudal age. The Bushi and the Kamakura shogunate ; Kamakura under the Hōjō ; The Ashikaga hegemony ; Cultural development and economic growth ; The rise of the Sengoku-Daimyō --
The first European encounter --
Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and the pacification of the Daimyo --
The Tokugawa period. Establishment of the Baku-han system ; Legal and religious institutions ; Samurai government and its problems ; Economic growth and the problems of agriculture and commerce ; Samurai culture and thought ; The culture of the Chōnin ; The Tempō era (1830-1844) and the mounting domestic crisis --
The gathering foreign crisis --
The opening of Japan and the end of the Tokugawa system --
The Meiji restoration and its meaning --
Creation of a modern state --
Modern reforms and Westen influence --
The Meiji constitution and the emergence of imperial Japan --
The decade of the 20's : political parties and mass movements --
From Manchuria to war in the Pacific --
Occupation and recovery.
Series Title: Michigan classics in Japanese studies, no. 7.
Responsibility: by John Whitney Hall.

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