Japan's Emergence as a Global Power

Japan's Emergence as a Global Power

by James I. Matray

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Overview

Japan's Emergence as a Global Power by James I. Matray

Out of the ashes of its defeat in World War II, Japan arose to become the foremost economic power in the East Asia and a major player on the world economic stage. How did it do this? This work provides a concise summary and analysis of Japan's emergence as a global economic power. This guide discusses the growth of Japan as an unconventional global power based on the strength of its economy and the softening of its economy in the 1990s. Six topical essays are supported by a timeline of events in postwar Japan, biographical profiles of key players, the text of important primary documents, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography.

Topical essays cover the reprise of the Rising Sun, Japan as a Cold War client, the evolution of Japan as an economic giant, contending with the Communists, pursuing partners in Asia, and Japan as a reactive global power. Biographical sketches of 15 key Japanese political and business leaders, the text of 15 primary documents, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography suitable for student research provide valuable reference material. Students will benefit from this cogent and readable examination of one of the key developments in the postwar world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313299728
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Series: Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

JAMES I. MATRAY is Professor of History at New Mexico State University./e He has written or edited three books, published fourteen journal articles, and contributed seven book chapters.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Randall Miller

Preface

Reprise of the Rising Sun

Evolution of an Economic Giant

Cold War Client

Contending with the Communists

Pursuing Partners in Asia

Conclusion: A Reactive Global Power

Biographies

Index

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