Heritage of Japanese Civilization

ISBN-10: 0136005241
ISBN-13: 9780136005247
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Albert M. Craig
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Description: For survey courses in the History of Asia and the History of Japan.This brief survey of the long and rich history of Japan, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field, provides an overall framework for understanding this great  More...

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List price: $66.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

For survey courses in the History of Asia and the History of Japan.This brief survey of the long and rich history of Japan, written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field, provides an overall framework for understanding this great nation from its origins to the present day. The book explores the arts and literature, political change, economic advancement, and developments in society, commerce, and culture.

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Preface
Japanese History: Origins to the Twelfth Century
Beginnings
Jomon Culture
The Yayoi Revolution
The Spread of Yayoi Culture
Tomb Culture, the Yamato State, and Korea
Religion in Early Japan
Nara and Heian Japan
Seventh Century Developments
Nara and Early Heian Government
A Japanese Pattern of Government
People, Land and Taxes
Rise of the Samurai
Aristocratic Culture and Buddhism
Chinese Tradition in Japan
Birth of Japanese Literature
Nara and Heian Buddhism
Early Japanese History in Historical Perspective
Medieval Japan: the Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries
Military Rule by the Taira, Minamoto, and Ashikaga
The Taira at the Kyoto Court
Rise of Minamoto Yoritomo
The Question of Feudalism in Twelfth Century Japan
Kamakura Rule After Yoritomo
Women in Warrior Society
The Ashikaga Era
Agriculture, Commerce, and Medieval Guilds
Warring States Era
War of All Against All
Foot Soldier Revolution
Piracy, Trade, and Foreign Relations
Buddhism and Medieval Culture
Japanese Pietism: Pure Land and Nichiren Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
No Plays
Medieval Japan in Historical Perspective
The Era of Tokugawa Rule (1600���1868)
Early Unifiers: Nobunaga and Hideyoshi
The Seventeenth Century
Political Engineering by Tokugawa Ieyasu
Economic and Social Change
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
The Forty-Seven Ronin
Cycles of Reform
Bureaucratization
The Later Tokugawa Economy
Tokugawa Culture
Literature and Drama
Confucian Thought
Other Developments in Thought
Late Traditional Japan in Historical Perspective
Modern Japan, 1853-1945
Overthrow of the Tokugawa Bakufu (1853���1868)
The Setting
The Politics of Restoration
Building the Meiji State (1868���1890)
Centralization and Reforms
New Ideas
Birth of the Political Parties
The Meiji Constitution
Growth of a Modern Economy
First Phase: Model Industries, the 1870s
Second Phase: Private Entrepreneurs, the1880s and 1890s
Third Phase: Sustained Growth, 1905-1929
Fourth Phase: Depression and Recovery
Meiji Imperialism and the International Order
Education, Urbanization, and Modern Ideas
The Politics of Imperial Japan (1890���1927)
The First Decade of Diet Politics (1890���1900)
The Taisho Political Crisis, 1912-1913
The Hara Cabinet, 1918-1921
The Kato Cabinet 1924-1926
Militarism and War (1927���1945)
A Crisis in Manchuria
The Great Depression
The Radical Right and the Military
The Pacific War
Japanese Militarism and German Naziism
Modern Japan in Historical Perspective
Japan, the Recent Decades
The Postwar Occupation and Yoshida, 1945-1954
The American Occupation
Yoshida Shigeru and Japan's Postwar Policy
The Cold War and the Japanese Transformation, 1955-1989
Double Digit Economic Growth
Society and Culture
Politics: the One and a Half Party System
The History of the Present: After 1990
The Economy
Society and Culture: Problems and Prospects
A New Age of Politics
International Relations
Japan's Future in Historical Perspective
Index

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