The Cambridge History of Japan

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This first volume to be published in The Cambridge History of Japan provides a general introduction to Japan's history during the first three quarters of the twentieth century. Leading historians have contributed essays, based on recent Western and Japanese scholarship, that present an overview of Japan's political development, external relations, economic growth, and social and intellectual trends.
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"...these essays, individually and collectively, are a major contribution to the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. The 51 pages of works cited alone are an important contribution; they represent a basic bibliography of 20th-century Japanese history." Choice

"Every chapter in this outstanding volume sets a high standard to challenge present and future historians who, armed with fresh methodologies, may seek to provide their own complete record of Japan's modern history." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521223577
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Series: Cambridge History of Japan Series
  • Pages: 836
  • Sales rank: 881,072
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Peter Duus; Part I. Domestic Politics: 2. The establishment of party cabinets, 1898–1932 Taichiro Mitani; 3. Politics and mobilization in Japan, 1931–45 Gordon M. Berger; 4. Postwar politics, 1945–73 Haruhiro Fukui; Part II. External Relations: 5. The Japanese colonial empire, 1895–1945 Mark R. Peattie; 6. Continental expansion, 1905–41 Ikuhiko Hata; 7. The Pacific War Alvin D. Coox; Part III. Economic Development: 8. Industrialization and technological change, 1885–1920 E. Sydney Crawcour; 9. Depression, recovery, and war, 1920–45 Takafusa Nakamura; 10. The postwar Japanese economy, 1945–73 Yutaka Kosai; Part IV. Social and Intellectual Change: 11 The transformation of rural society, 1900–50 Ann Waswo; 12. Economic development, labor markets, and industrial relations in Japan, 1905–55 Koji Taira; 13. Socialism, liberalism, and Marxism, 1901–31 Pete Duus; 14. Japanese revolt against the West: political and cultural criticism in the twentieth century Tetsuo Najita.
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