A History of Japan, 1582-1941: Internal and External Worlds

A History of Japan, 1582-1941: Internal and External Worlds

by L. M. Cullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182155X

ISBN-13: 9780521821551

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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 industrial power with little perception of its worldwide context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821551
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Japan's internal and external worlds, 1582–1941; 2. Japan and its Chinese and European worlds, 1582–1689; 3. The Japanese economy, 1688–1789; 4. An age of stability: Japan's internal world in perspective, 1709–83; 5. Prosperity amid crises, 1789–1853; 6. Sakoku under pressure: the gaiatsu of the 1850s and 1860s; 7. Fashioning a state and a foreign policy, 1868–1919; 8. From peace to war, 1919–41.

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