Emperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912 (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Emperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912

Emperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912

Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
When Emperor Meiji began his rule in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, who ruled over the country's more than 250 decentralized domains and who were, in the main, cut off from the outside world, staunchly anti-foreign, and committed to the traditions of the past. Before long, the shogun surrendered to the emperor, a new constitution was adopted, and Japan emerged as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Meiji, Emperor of Japan; Meiji, Emperor of Japan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene
ISBN: 9780231123402 023112340X 9780231123419 0231123418
OCLC Number: 46731178
Awards: Short-listed for Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Non-Fiction 2002
Description: xiii, 922 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Emperor of Japan --
Notes --
Glossary --
Responsibility: Donald Keene.


This is the extraordinary story of how Japan was dramatically transformed during the long reign of Emperor Meiji, from an isolated island nation to one of the five great powers of the world, poised  Read more...


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