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The making of modern Japan

Author: Marius B Jansen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present." -- Back cover
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marius B Jansen
ISBN: 0674009916 9780674009912 0674003349 9780674003347
OCLC Number: 52086912
Notes: Third printing, 2002.
First Harvard University Press paperback edition, 2002.
Description: 871 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Sekigahara --
The Tokugawa state --
Foreign relations --
Status groups --
Urbanization and communications --
The development of a mass culture --
Education, thought, and religion --
Change, protest, and reform --
The opening to the world --
The Tokugawa fall --
The Meiji revolution --
Building the Meiji state --
Imperial Japan --
Meiji culture --
Japan between the wars --
Taisho culture and society --
The China War --
The Pacific War --
The Yoshida years --
Japan since independence
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An account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to 2000. This book analyzes the making of the modern state, a time which saw three periods of major social change: the imposition of  Read more...

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A tremendous history of the upheavals that transformed Japan into the world's most successful of non-Western countries. Jansen shows how the country at first reluctantly, and then enthusiastically, Read more...

 
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