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Author: David W Russell; Blackwell Publishers.
Publisher: Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2005. ©2005
Series: Blackwell History of the World Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed
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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman's authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism. Updated to include an epilogue on Japan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Russell, David W.
Blackwell History of the World : History of Japan (2nd Edition).
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Russell; Blackwell Publishers.
ISBN: 9781119022336 1119022339
OCLC Number: 1048388356
Description: 1 online resource (722 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Conventions Used --
Series Editor's Preface --
Preface to the Revised Edition --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Maps --
Introduction --
PART I: BEGINNINGS --
Introduction to Part I --
Chronology of Part I --
1 GEOLOGY, CLIMATE, AND BIOTA --
Japan's Geography Today --
The Geological Heritage --
The Influence Of Climate and Ocean Currents --
The Biotic Inheritance --
2 FROM ORIGINS TO AGRICULTURE --
Early Foragers --
Later Foragers --
The Emergence of Agriculture --
PART II: THE AGE OF DISPERSED AGRICULTURALISTS (400 BCE-1250 CE) --
Introduction to Part II --
Chronology of Part II --
3 POLITICAL CONSOLIDATION TO 671 CE --
Continental Influences --
Material Foundations --
The Struggle for Hegemony --
4 ESTABLISHING THE RITSURYŌ ORDER (672-750) --
A Political Narrative --
The Sources --
Establishing a Capital City --
Forming a State Church --
The Ritsuryō State at 750 --
The Broader Context --
5 RITSURYŌ ADAPTATION AND DECAY (750-1250) --
A Political Narrative --
The Elements of Stability --
Forces for Change --
6 CLASSICAL HIGHER CULTURE(750-1250) --
The Beginnings --
Flowering: The Sekkanke Heyday --
Broadening: The Later Years --
PART III: THE AGE OF INTENSIVE AGRICULTURE (1250-1890) --
Introduction to Part III --
Chronology of Part III --
7 THE CENTURIES OF DISORDER (1250-1550) --
Trends in Production and Distribution --
A Political Narrative --
8 MEDIEVAL HIGHER CULTURE(1250-1550) --
Kenmon Culture --
Religious Developments --
Vocal Literature --
9 ESTABLISHING THE BAKUHAN ORDER (1550-1700) --
A Political Narrative --
The Bakuhan System at 1700 --
10 THE AGE OF GROWTH(1590-1700) --
Dimensions of Expansion --
Kyoto Revived --
Enriching a Common Higher Culture --
11 STASIS AND DECAY (1700-1850) --
Primary Production:Trends and Ramifications --
Cultural and Political Trends. 12 CRISIS AND REDIRECTION (1800-1890) --
Foreign Complications --
Redirection: Toward Industrialism --
PART IV: THE AGE OF INDUSTRIALISM: EARLY DECADES (1890-PRESENT) --
Introduction to Part IV --
Chronology of Part IV --
13 EARLY IMPERIAL TRIUMPH (1890-1914) --
Domestic Political Process --
Becoming an Imperial Power --
Domestic Growth --
14 EARLY IMPERIAL SOCIETY AND CULTURE (1890-1914) --
Social Issues --
Articulate Culture --
15 LATER IMPERIAL POLITICS AND ECONOMY (1914-1945) --
The Politics of Disorder --
Domestic Growth --
16 LATER IMPERIAL SOCIETY AND CULTURE (1914-1945) --
Social Issues --
Articulate Culture --
17 DRIFT TO DISASTER (1914-1945) --
The Diplomacy of Disorder --
Into the Global Maelstrom --
18 ENTREPRENEURIAL JAPAN: POLITICS AND ECONOMY (1945-1990) --
The Diplomatic Context --
Survival and Redirection (1945-1960) --
Shōwa Genroku (1960-1990) --
19 SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT(1945-1990) --
Social Issues --
Environmental Issues --
20 THE CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL]APAN (1945-1990) --
Media and Messages --
Modes of Cultural Expression --
EPILOGUE: JAPAN TODAY AND TOMORROW --
Immediate Issues --
The Larger Picture --
Notes --
Appendices --
A Supplemental Tables --
B Chinese Words: Wade-Giles and Pinyin Orthographies --
C Glossary of Japanese Terms --
D Supplemental Readings --
Index.
Series Title: Blackwell History of the World Ser.

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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman's authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism. Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow. Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations. Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

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