A Brief History of Japanese Civilization / Edition 4

A Brief History of Japanese Civilization / Edition 4

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by Conrad Schirokauer, Suzanne Gay
     
 

Schirokauer, David Lurie (both: Columbia U.) and Suzanne Gay (Oberlin College) introduce students to the standard notions of Japanese economic and political history, social structure, thought, and art—leaving controversies and innovations to students who choose to pursue the matter further. They begin with the prehistory of the Japanese archipelago, and move… See more details below

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Schirokauer, David Lurie (both: Columbia U.) and Suzanne Gay (Oberlin College) introduce students to the standard notions of Japanese economic and political history, social structure, thought, and art—leaving controversies and innovations to students who choose to pursue the matter further. They begin with the prehistory of the Japanese archipelago, and move through early modern and late traditional Japan to Japan and the modern world into the new century. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495913252
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,212,956
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Beginnings and Foundations
1Early Japan3
2The Impact of Continental Civilization18
Pt. 2Aristocrats, Monks, and Samurai
3The Heian Period45
4The Kamakura Period73
5The Ashikaga Shogunate: Integration and Disintegration96
Pt. 3Late Traditional Japan
6The Formation of a New Order119
7The Tokugawa Shogunate: The Middle Years141
Pt. 4Japan in the Modern World
8Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji173
9The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894196
10The Limits of Success: 1895-1931218
11Contemporary Japan264
12Contemporary Japan264
Suggestions for Further Reading299
Index311

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