Japan faces the World, 1925-1952 [NOOK Book]

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"1925-1952 was a tumultuous time in Japanese history. During this period, the Japanese people saw the promise of political democracy slip away, lost in the government's determination to expand into Asia. Waging war in Asia and against the Allied powers, Japan gambled all and lost all, only to be forced to submit to foreign occupation." "Japan Faces the World, 1925-1952 provides a look at this volatile history through a detailed account of the Japanese political system and the interaction of the military, leading governmental figures, and the
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Overview

"1925-1952 was a tumultuous time in Japanese history. During this period, the Japanese people saw the promise of political democracy slip away, lost in the government's determination to expand into Asia. Waging war in Asia and against the Allied powers, Japan gambled all and lost all, only to be forced to submit to foreign occupation." "Japan Faces the World, 1925-1952 provides a look at this volatile history through a detailed account of the Japanese political system and the interaction of the military, leading governmental figures, and the emperor."--BOOK JACKET.
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A concise history of a tumultuous period that focuses on the Japanese political system and interactions of the military. Hanneman, who directs the Pacific Rim Center, U. of Washington, Tacoma, looks at the relationship between Japan's government and its people, the popular mood of the era, and the Japanese people's understanding of their place in the international community. The work includes the text of a number of primary documents, such as the nation's 1889 constitution, the Potsdam Declaration, and the instrument of surrender of 1945. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317878957
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/14/2013
  • Series: Seminar Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction to the series
Author's acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements
Chronology
Maps
1 Background and historiography 3
2 Japan in 1925: A society in flux 15
3 Domestic and international tensions, 1925-30 25
4 Japan's 'mission in Asia' 37
5 The road to war 51
6 Japan goes to war 66
7 The Allied occupation 84
8 Taking advantage of defeat: Japan in the postwar era 101
Documents 117
Glossary 147
Whos's who 151
Bibliography 153
Index 157
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