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A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon

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A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present
Title
A modern history of Japan
Title remainder
from Tokugawa times to the present
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Andrew Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
This innovative new history of Japan highlights the connections between Japanese history and world history in general. 48 halftones. Maps. In this sweeping narrative, Andrew Gordon paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. Gordon takes us from the days of the shogunate-the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family-through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century, the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization, and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster. But the true originality and value of his approach lies in his close attention to the non-elite layers of society. Here we see the influence of outside ideas, products, and culture on home life, labor unions, political parties, gender relations, and popular entertainment. Gordon shows the struggles to define the meaning of Japan's modernization, from villages and urban neighborhoods, to factory floors and middle managers' offices, to the imperial court. Most important, he illuminates the interconnectedness of Japanese developments with world history, demonstrating how Japan's historical passage represents a variation of a process experienced by many nations. Japan forms one part of the interwoven fabric of modern history. As head of the prestigious Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Gordon is one of the foremost American authorities on Japanese society. In this striking book, he brings all his knowledge and deep personal experience to bear, providing the most comprehensive portrait to date of Japan and its place in the wider world
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Gordon (history and Japanese studies, Harvard U.) begins his history in about 1800, looking at how particularly the industrial revolution had changed the balance of global economic and military power, and the pressures that caused the Tokugawa military lords to fall from power. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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DLC
Dewey number
952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS881.9
LC item number
.G66 2003
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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from Tokugawa times to the present
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A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-370) and index
Contents
Crisis of the Tokugawa regime. The Tokugawa polity ; Social and economic transformations ; The intellectual world of late Tokugawa ; The overthrow of the Tokugawa -- Modern revolution, 1868-1905. The Samurai revolution ; Participation and protest ; Social, economic, and cultural transformations ; Empire and domestic order -- Imperial Japan from ascendance to ashes. Economy and society ; Democracy and empire between the world wars ; The depression crisis and responses ; Japan in wartime ; Occupied Japan: new departures and durable structures -- Postwar and contemporary Japan, 1952-2000. Economic and social transformations ; Political stuggles and settlements of the high-growth era ; Global power in a polarized world: Japan in the 1980's ; Beyond the postwar era
Control code
2165159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780195110616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk paper)
Lccn
2002070916
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocm49704795
  • (OCoLC)49704795
Label
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-370) and index
Contents
Crisis of the Tokugawa regime. The Tokugawa polity ; Social and economic transformations ; The intellectual world of late Tokugawa ; The overthrow of the Tokugawa -- Modern revolution, 1868-1905. The Samurai revolution ; Participation and protest ; Social, economic, and cultural transformations ; Empire and domestic order -- Imperial Japan from ascendance to ashes. Economy and society ; Democracy and empire between the world wars ; The depression crisis and responses ; Japan in wartime ; Occupied Japan: new departures and durable structures -- Postwar and contemporary Japan, 1952-2000. Economic and social transformations ; Political stuggles and settlements of the high-growth era ; Global power in a polarized world: Japan in the 1980's ; Beyond the postwar era
Control code
2165159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 p.
Isbn
9780195110616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk paper)
Lccn
2002070916
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49704795
  • (OCoLC)49704795

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