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A Short History of Japan : From Samurai to Sony - Curtis Andressen

A Short History of Japan

From Samurai to Sony


Published: 21st December 2012
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New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its ancient origins to its fascinating present.

A SHORT HISTORY OF JAPAN1 Introduction2 In the beginningThe geographical settingJapanese mythologyThe archaeological recordThe Yamamoto Court - the first Japanese stateThe Nara period (710-784)The Heian period (794-1185) 3 Chaos to unity: Feudalism in JapanThe rise of the military - the Kamakura Bakufu (1185-1333)The Hojo periodThe Muromachi period (1336-1467)The Sengoku period - the Age of Warring States (1467-1568)The Momoyama period (1573-1603)The Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868)4 Modernisation and ImperialismThe Meiji restoration (1868-1912)The road to war5 War and peacePrelude to war (1937-41)The Pacific war (1941-45)Occupation and resurrection (1945-52)6 The miracle economyThe 1950sThe 1960s7 Japan as number one?8 Bursting bubblesThe end of the bubble economyJapan's changing international roleSocial changeUrban pressures

ISBN: 9781741150353
ISBN-10: 1741150353
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1