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Modern Japan : a social and political history

Author: Elise K Tipton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This thoroughly updated edition provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, it charts the country's evolution into a modernized, economic and political world power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tipton, Elise K.
Modern Japan.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2007040023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elise K Tipton
ISBN: 0415418704 9780415418706 0415418712 9780415418713 0203928857 9780203928851
OCLC Number: 316144100
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 297 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Tokugawa background : the ideal and the real --
The mid-century crisis --
The early Meiji revolution --
The 1880s and 1890s : defining a Japanese national identity --
Late Meiji : an end and a beginning --
An emerging mass society --
Contesting the modern in the 1930s --
The dark valley --
'Enduring the unendurable' and starting over in the 'new' Japan --
Conflict and consensus in the 1950s --
The 'economic miracle'--
and its underside --
The 'rich country' --
The 'lost decade' --
Whither Japan?
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Responsibility: Elise K. Tipton.
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