Japanese Today: Change and Continuity / Edition 1

Japanese Today: Change and Continuity / Edition 1

by Edwin O. Reischauer, Marius B. Jansen
     
 

Japan, like the rest of the world, has undergone enormous changes in the last few years. The impact of the end of the Cold War has combined with a world-wide recession to create a fluid situation in which long-held assumptions about politics and policies no longer hold. A classic, short history of Japan, this book has been brought up to date by Marius Jansen, now our… See more details below

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Japan, like the rest of the world, has undergone enormous changes in the last few years. The impact of the end of the Cold War has combined with a world-wide recession to create a fluid situation in which long-held assumptions about politics and policies no longer hold. A classic, short history of Japan, this book has been brought up to date by Marius Jansen, now our most distinguished interpreter of Japanese history. Jansen gives a lucid account and analysis of the events that have rocked Japan since 1990, taking the story through the election of Murayama as Prime Minister.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674471849
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
Enlarged Edition
Pages:
438
Sales rank:
1,144,321
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE The Setting

1. The Land

2. Agriculture and Natural Resources

3. Isolation

PART TWO Historical Background

4 Early Japan

5. Feudalism

6. Centralized Feudalism

7. The Meiji Restoration

8. The Constitutional System

9. The Militarist Reaction

10. The Occupation Reforms

11. Post-Occupation Japan

PART THREE Society

12. Diversity and Change

13. The Group

14. Relativism

15. Hierarchy

16. The Individual

17. Women

18. Education

19. Religion

20. Mass Culture

PART FOUR Government and Politics

21 The Political Heritage

22. The Emperor

23. The Diet

24. Other Organs of Government

25. Elections

26. Political Parties

27. The Decision-Making Process

28. Issues

29 Political Style

PART FIVE Business

30. The Premodern Background

31. The Prewar Economy

32. The Postwar Economy

33. The Employment System

34. Business Organization

PART SIX Japan and the World

35. The Prewar Record

36. Neutrality versus Alignment

37. Trade and Economic Dependence

38. Language

39. Uniqueness and Internationalism

40. Japan Today by Marius B. Jansen

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