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Japanese political history since the Meiji renovation, 1868-2000

Author: R L Sims
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores, through a combination of narrative and analysis, the changes in the political process which lay behind Japan's transformation into a modern nation state; its successive turn  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R L Sims
ISBN: 0312239149 9780312239145 0312239157 9780312239152
OCLC Number: 45172740
Description: xxiv, 395 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Changing Value of the Yen --
The Meiji Renovation --
Japan in the mid-nineteenth century --
The causes of the Meiji Ishin --
The establishment and consolidation of the Meiji government --
Obstacles to centralising reform --
The abolition of feudal domains --
The acceleration of modernisation --
Political division and the 1873 governmental crisis --
The ascendancy of Okubo --
The disestablishment of the samurai and the Satsuma rebellion --
The character of the Meiji government --
The Consolidation of the Meiji State and the Growth of Political Opposition, 1878-90 --
The consolidation of the Meiji state --
The People's Rights movement --
The 1881 political crisis --
The first national political parties --
The People's Rights movement in the 1880s --
The Meiji government's response to the People's Rights movement --
The Constitutional Experiment and the Beginning of Compromise Politics, 1890-1905 --
The first Diet sessions --
The Ito cabinet and the Jiyuto --
The 1898 impasse and the Kenseito cabinet --
The Yamagata cabinet and the Kenseito --
The formation of the Seiyukai --
Politics under the first Katsura cabinet --
The Hibiya Park riots --
The declining role of the elder statesmen --
Political Party Consolidation, Oligarchic Reaction and the Emergence of New Forces, 1905-18 --
The political strategy of Hara Takashi --
The second Katsura cabinet and the Seiyukai --
The second Saionji cabinet and the death of the Emperor --
The Taisho political crisis --
The social and ideological background of the Taisho political crisis.
Responsibility: Richard Sims.
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."..a clear, thoughtful narrative of Japan's modern political development that will reward nonspecialists..."--W. Dean Kinzley, The Historian

 
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