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A history of Japan, 1582-1941 : internal and external worlds

Author: L M Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, ©2003.
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Offering a distinctive overview of the pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan, Louis Cullen rejects the traditional boundaries of Japanese historiography and combines economic, social, and political approaches to create a powerful analysis. Cullen reviews the Japanese experience of expansion, social transition, industrial growth, economic crisis and war, to present an island nation that is a growing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L M Cullen
ISBN: 052182155X 9780521821551 0521529182 9780521529181 9786610163021 6610163022
OCLC Number: 50694793
Description: xvii, 357 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Japan's internal and external worlds, 1582-1941 --
Japan and its Chinese and European worlds, 1582-1689 --
The Japanese economy, 1688-1789 --
An age of stability: Japan's internal world in perspective, 1709-1783 --
Prosperity amid crises, 1789-1853 --
Sakoku under pressure: the gaiatsu of the 1850s and 1860s --
Fashioning a state and a foreign policy, 1868-1919 --
From peace to war, 1919-41.
Responsibility: L.M. Cullen.
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This 2003 book offers a distinctive and penetrating overview of the internal and external forces responsible for the making of modern Japan. Louis Cullen takes an unusually broad approach that  Read more...


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