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The The Cambridge History of Japan : The Cambridge History of Japan Twentieth Century v.6 - Peter Duus

The The Cambridge History of Japan

The Cambridge History of Japan Twentieth Century v.6

By: Peter Duus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st May 2014
ISBN: 9780521223577
Number Of Pages: 888

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One of the major transformations in world history during the twentieth century has been the slow shift of world economic and political power from the Atlantic to the Pacific Rim. Japan has played a key role in spurring this transformation. Once an isolated island society, little known to its neighbours and practically unknown to the West, Japan has emerged today as a leading economic power. The country's rise to a position of international prominence has not been a smooth process, however - it has come only after a period of turmoil and conflict. The Cambridge History of Japan is the first major collaborative synthesis to present the current state of knowledge of Japanese history for the English-reading world. Volume 6 provides a general introduction to Japan's history during the first three quarters of the twentieth century, with emphasis on political, economic, social and intellectual trends. Leading historians have contributed essays, based on recent Western and Japanese scholarship, dealing with the development of domestic politics, particularly the politics of representative institutions, and Japan's relations with the outside world, including its prewar territorial expansion and aggrandizement on the Asian continent. The essays also survey Japan's economic development, describe the changes that took place in the working and farming classes (which until recently constituted the majority of the Japanese population), and assess the ways in which intellectuals viewed these and other long-term social and economic changes. Although written by specialists, this volume will be an important reference work for general readers as well as scholars and students of modern Japanese history.

"...these essays, individually and collectively, are a major contribution to the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. The 51 pages of works cited alone are an important contribution; they represent a basic bibliography of 20th-century Japanese history." Choice "Every chapter in this outstanding volume sets a high standard to challenge present and future historians who, armed with fresh methodologies, may seek to provide their own complete record of Japan's modern history." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Domestic Politics
The establishment of party cabinets, 1898G++1932
Politics and mobilization in Japan, 1931G++1945
Postwar politics, 1945G++1973
External Relations
The Japanese colonial empire, 1895G++1945
Continental expansion, 1905G++1941
The Pacific War
Economic Development
Industrialization and technological change, 1885G++1920
Depression, recovery, and war, 1920G++1945
The postwar Japanese economy, 1945G++1973
Social and Intellectual Change
The transformation of rural society, 1900G++1950
Economic development, labor markets, and industrial relations in Japan, 1905G++1955
Socialism, liberalism, and Marxism, 1901G++1931
Japanese revolt against the West: political and cultural criticism in the twentieth century
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ISBN: 9780521223577
ISBN-10: 0521223571
Series: Cambridge History of Japan : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 888
Published: 21st May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.54  x 5.03
Weight (kg): 1.36