The Cambridge History of Japan

The Cambridge History of Japan

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by Marius B. Jansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521223563

ISBN-13: 9780521223560

Pub. Date: 07/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume in The Cambridge History of Japan provides the most comprehensive account available in any Western language of Japan's transformation from a feudal society to a modern nation state. Volume 5 traces the roots and the course of political, social, and institutional change that took place in Japan from late Tokugawa times to the early twentieth century. The…  See more details below

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This volume in The Cambridge History of Japan provides the most comprehensive account available in any Western language of Japan's transformation from a feudal society to a modern nation state. Volume 5 traces the roots and the course of political, social, and institutional change that took place in Japan from late Tokugawa times to the early twentieth century. The interrelated collection of authoritative and analytical essays by specialists in the history of nineteenth century Japan discuss the fissures in late feudal society, the impact of and response to the Western world, the overthrow of the shogunal government, and the revolutionary changes that were instituted as defensive measures to strengthen the country against what seemed a dangerous competition with the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521223560
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1989
Series:
Cambridge History of Japan Series
Pages:
886
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Marius B. Jansen; 1. Japan in the early nineteenth century Marius B. Jansen; 2. The Tempo crisis Harold Bolitho; 3. Late Tokugawa culture and thought H. D. Harootunian; 4. The foreign threat and the opening of the ports W. G. Beasley; 5. The Meiji Restoration Marius B. Jansen; 6. Opposition movements in early Meiji, 1868–85 Stephen Vlastos; 7. Japan's turn to the West Hirakawa Sukehiro; 8. Social change Gilbert Rozman; 9. Economic change in the nineteenth century E. Sydney Crawcour; 10. Meiji political institutions W. G. Beasley; 11 Meiji conservatism Kenneth B. Pyle; 12. Japan's drive to great-power status Akira Iriye.

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