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The political history of modern Japan : foreign relations and domestic politics

Author: Shin'ichi Kitaoka
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this book introduces students to the formation, collapse, and rebirth of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal with these challenges and in turn gradually shaped its international environment. Had Japan been a self-sufficient power, like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shinichi, Kitaoka.
Political History of Modern Japan : Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shin'ichi Kitaoka
ISBN: 9780429808470 042980847X 9780429442230 0429442238 9780429808463 0429808461 9780429808456 0429808453
OCLC Number: 1061128797
Notes: The Anglo-Japanese Alliance
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 274 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Key individuals; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on Japanese names and dates; Preface to the English edition; Preface; About the author; About the translators; 1 The political characteristics of the Tokugawa political system; Comparisons of the West and the Tokugawa Japan; Sixteenth-century Japan and the West; Western pluralism; The centralism of the Tokugawa political system; The issue of legitimacy; Easy collapse, easy unification; Legacies of the Tokugawa Japan; The peace dividend; The samurai ethos; 2 Responding to the West Open the country or keep it closed?Japanese perception of the outside world; Expectations placed on the shogunal leadership; The issue of imperial sanction for the treaty and the shogunal succession; The unrest of the Bakumatsu; Outbreak of the "Revere the Emperor, Expel the Barbarian" movement; The search for and collapse of a shogunate-domain alliance framework; The collapse of the shogunate; The conditions necessary for a "low-cost" revolution; 3 Building the Meiji state; Establishing a centralized government; Securing wider support; Concentrating power Establishing the foundations of power: military affairsEstablishing the foundations of power: finances; Creating "citizens"; Creating a national foundation: introducing Western civilization; Mobilizing human energy; 4 Rise of opposition; Establishing foreign relations and the samurai revolt; The international order and modernity; Seikanron; Rise of the antigovernment groups; Appeasement and its limits; The Satsuma Rebellion; The freedom and people's rights movement; Development of the people's freedom and rights movement; The 1881 Political Crisis The peak and decline of the people's rights movement5 Creation of the Meiji constitutional structure; Enactment of the Meiji Constitution; The road to constitutional enactment; A Prussian-style constitution; Ancillary systems for the constitution; Characteristics of the Meiji Constitution; Two views of the emperor; Taking on treaty revision; The treaty revision issue; The Daidō Danketsu movement; 6 The establishment of parliament; Hanbatsu-party relations in the early Diet sessions; The launch of parliament; Transcendentalism; Aspects of the early Diet sessions The transformation of "relief for the people"Hanbatsu-party relations following the First Sino-Japanese War; Postwar expansion; The Ōkuma-Itagaki Cabinet; The Yamagata Cabinet; The establishment of the Seiyūkai; 7 The First Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars; The First Sino-Japanese War; The line of sovereignty and the line of interest; The Sino-Japanese confrontation over Korea; Achieving revision of the unequal treaties; The First Sino-Japanese War; The partition of China; The Open Door Note; The Russo-Japanese war; The Hundred Days Reform and the Boxer Rebellion
Series Title: Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Responsibility: Kitaoka Shinichi.

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"Originally published by Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd in 2011 and 2017 English translation arranged with Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd through Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture  Read more...

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