This volume covers the end of feudal society and the shogunate in Japan, and the growing power of the emperor.
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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