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Japan : It's History and Culture - Scott W. Morton


It's History and Culture

Paperback Published: 30th August 2004
ISBN: 9780071412803
Number Of Pages: 342

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Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years. Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country. The revised edition of the popular work, Japan: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, documents and explains these changes. Seamlessly blending current events, politics, and cultural elements, the authors provide a riveting account of a nation often misunderstood by the West.

About the Author

W. Scott Morton (New York, NY) is a full professor emeritus inChinese and Japanese history and culture and in ancient historyat Seton Hall University, in New Jersey. J. Kenneth Olenik, Ph.D. (Upper Montclair, NJ) is a professor ofhistory at Montclair State University.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Origins and Early History of the Japanesep. 4
The Introduction of Chinese Thought and Culturep. 16 Asuka Per
The Stimulating Effect of Chinese Culturep. 28 Nara Peri
The Japanese Patternp. 36 Early Hei
The Rise of the Warrior Class and the Gempei Warp. 52 End of th
Government by the Military Shogunp. 68 Kamakura
The Ashikaga Shogunatep. 81 Nambokuch
The Golden Age of Japanese Artp. 88 1378̵
The Unification of Japanp. 101 Sengoku-
Japan in Isolationp. 119 The Toku
The Winds of Changep. 134 The Toku
The Meiji Restoration and the Modernization of Japanp. 147 1868R
Expansion, Liberalism, and Militarismp. 168 1914R
Manchukuo, the China War, and World War IIp. 178 1931R
Postwar Japanp. 190
Japan Today—Economyp. 199
Japan Today—Foreign Affairs and Political Lifep. 231
Contemporary Japanese Societyp. 261
Glossaryp. 297
Chronologyp. 301
Bibliographyp. 321
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780071412803
ISBN-10: 0071412808
Series: Japan: It's History & Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 30th August 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised