Understanding Modern Japan

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Overview

This text provides a wide-ranging overview of the development experience of Japan within Pacific Asia and the wider global political system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761961963
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

P W Preston is Reader in Political Sociology in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. His recent publications include Political/Cultural Identity (1997) and Pacific Asia in the Global System (1998).

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Table of Contents

The Historical Development Experience of Japan
Japan and the Shift to the Modern World
Tokugawa, Meiji and the Pursuit of the Project of Modernity
Locating Japan within the Modern World
Success, Instability and Competing Political-Cultural Projects
Imperial Japan
Expansion and the Project of Empire in Asia
Japan in the Contemporary World
The Political-Cultural Project of Economic Nationalism
The Japanese Model
Success Debated, Celebrated and Disputed
Japan and the Development of Pacific Asia
Trade, Aid and Foreign Direct Investment in the Project of Comprehensive Security
Japan, Pacific Asia and the Tripolar Global System
The Regional Context of Contemporary Political-Cultural Projects
Contemporary Japan
Crisis, Disputed Understandings and Readjustment

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