A History of Japan, 1582-1941: Internal and External Worlds / Edition 1

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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.
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'The book reads like a piece of scholarly work from an earlier and more careful time, when historiography was the result of careful research and distilled knowledge by an author dedicated to the craft … Wonderfully fluid telling of a key historical era …' David McNeill, Irish Times

'… a thought-provoking book, providing interesting information and interpretation …'. Reviews in History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521529181
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

L. M. Cullen is Professor of Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin and Visiting Research Scholar at the International Research Centre for Japanese Culture, Kyoto.
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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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