ISBN-10:
0075570742
ISBN-13:
9780075570745
Pub. Date:
09/01/1989
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Japan: The Story of a Nation / Edition 4

Japan: The Story of a Nation / Edition 4

by Edwin O. Reischauer

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Japan: The Story of a Nation / Edition 4

This text chronicles the evolution of premodern (early A.D. to 1850), modern (1850-1945), and postwar (1945-1989) Japanese civilization from imperial rule through the death of Emperor Hirohito. Professor Reischauer, a former U.S. ambassador to Japan, explores the roots and development of the military dictatorship that brought Japan into World War II, the dubious leadership of its emperor, and the effects of the postwar American occupation.

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ISBN-13: 9780075570745
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/01/1989
Edition description: REV
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART ONE TRADITIONAL JAPAN 2(90)
Land and People
4(12)
The Adoption of the Chinese Pattern
16(11)
The Development of a Native Culture
27(10)
The Birth of a Feudal Society
37(16)
Growth and Change in the Feudal System
53(11)
The Reestabilishment of National Unity
64(14)
The Transformation of the Late Feudal System
78(14)
PART TWO MODERNIZING JAPAN 92(90)
The Transition to a Modern State
94(22)
Constitutional Government and Empire
116(16)
Economic and Political Growth
132(20)
The Rise of Militarism
152(18)
World War II
170(12)
PART THREE POSTWAR JAPAN 182(155)
The American Occupation
184(19)
National Survival
203(21)
The First Postwar Flowering
224(27)
The Problems of Growth
251(28)
The Economic Giant
279(46)
Facing the Future
325(12)
Chronology 337(28)
Bibliographical Note 365(12)
Index 377

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Well written and researched history of Japan. I was pleased with the overview of Japanese history and how a non-scholar (such as as myself) could follow the progression of Japanese time periods; Tokugawa, Meji Restoration, etc., through the narration. The events of WWII are given a cursory look which was a little disappointing. The author seems to spend too much time and analysis of the post-war political parties and that drags a bit. Good text for beginning students.