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The rise of modern Japan

Author: W G Beasley
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This book surveys the history of Japan from the mid 19th century up to the present day. It charts the spectacular rise of Japan, a society which leapt in little more than a generation from late feudal to early industrial forms of organisation - an exceptionally disturbing experience for the Japanese as they left behind the traditional and Asian and moved towards the modern and Western."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W G Beasley
ISBN: 9780312233730 0312233736 0312040784 9780312040789 0312040776 9780312040772
OCLC Number: 45154526
Notes: "Political, economic and social change since 1850"--Cover.
Description: vii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The Tokugawa legacy --
Western challenge, Japanese response --
The overthrow of the Tokugawa, 1860-1868 --
Building a modern state, 1868-1894 --
The Meiji Emperor and the Meiji Constitution, 1873-1904 --
Cultural borrowing, 1860-1912 --
Industrialization : the first phase, 1860-1930 --
Capitalism and domestic politics, 1890-1930 --
Independence and Empire, 1873-1919 --
Soldiers and patriots, 1918-1933 --
The New Order in Japan, 1931-1945 --
An Empire won and lost, 1937-1945 --
Military occupation, 1945-1952 --
Conservative democracy and the American alliance, 1951-1972 --
The economic miracle --
The end of the Showa Era, 1971-1989 --
The postwar pattern unravels, 1989-1999.
Responsibility: W.G. Beasley.
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"Characterized by a remarkable clarity of expression and a stylish presentation." - Times Literary Supplement

 
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