The Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Second Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. It takes students 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. Author Andrew Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster.
The true ingenuity and value of Gordon's approach lies in his close attention to the non-elite layers of society. Here students will see the influence of outside ideas, products, and culture on home life, labor unions, political parties, gender relations, and popular entertainment. The book examines Japan's struggles to define the meaning of its modernization, from villages and urban neighborhoods, to factory floors and middle managers' offices, to the imperial court. Most importantly, it 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 and showing how the Japanese narrative forms one part of the interwoven fabric of modern history. This second edition incorporates increased coverage of both Japan's role within East Asia - particularly with China, Korea, and Manchuria - as well as expanded discussions of cultural and intellectual history.
With a sustained focus on setting modern Japan in a comparative and global context, The Modern History of Japan, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses in modern Japanese history, Japanese politics, Japanese society, or Japanese culture.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: Enduring Imprints of the Longer PastPart 1: Crisis of the Tokugawa Regime1. The Tokugawa Polity2. Social Economic Transformations3. The Intellectual World of Late Tokugawa4. The Overthrow of the TokugawaPart 2: Modern Revolution, 1868-19055. The Samurai Revolution6. Participation and Protest7. Social, Economic, and Cultural Transformation8. Empire and Domestic OrderPart 3: Imperial Japan from Ascendance to Ashes9. Economy and Society10. Democracy and Empire Between the World Wars11. The Depression Crisis and Responses12. Japan in Wartime13. Occupied Japan: New Departures and Durable StructuresPart 4: Postwar and Contemporary Japan, 1952-200014. Economic and Social Transformations15. Political Struggles and Settlements of the High-Growth Era16. Global Power in a Polarized World: Japan in the 1980s17. Beyond the Postwar EraAppendixNotesSelect Bibliography. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0195339223
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195339223