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Japan A Concise History

ISBN-10: 0742541185
ISBN-13: 9780742541184
Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Milton W. Meyer
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List price: $39.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

-Andrew Gordon/The Modern History of Japan 2E (OUP 2008) 416 pp, $49.95 pb Pubtrack 4,334. Covers only the modern period.-Henshall/A History of Japan 2E (Palgrave Macmillan 2004) 320 pp, $21.95 pb Pubtrack 838. More dated in terms of scholarship and coverage.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introducing Japan
The Geographic Setting
The Effects of Geography
Historical Periods and Records
Problems of Understanding
Traditional Japan: Prehistory to 1185
Ancient Japan (to ca. 400 CE)
Archaeological Periods
Chinese and Japanese Annals
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Yamato Japan (ca. 400-700)
Society
Sinification, the First Phase: Asuka or Suiko Period (552-645)
Sinification, the Second Phase: Hakuho (645-710)
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
A Japanese Mahayana Buddhist (Daiji Bukkyo) Pantheon
Nara Japan (710-794)
Politics and Society
Religion
Literature and Language
The End of Nara
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Heian Japan (794-1185)
Politics and Economics
Buddhism
Culture
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Feudal Japan (1185-1868)
Kamakura Japan (1185-1333)
Yoritomo's Legacy
The Hojo Regency
Religion and Culture
Kamakura Decline
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Kamakura Appointed Shoguns
Hojo Regents (Shikken)
Ashikaga Japan (1333-1603)
Strife
Commerce
Culture
Reunification
Western Intrusion
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Ashikaga Shoguns
Tokugawa Japan (1603-1868): Stability
Society
Isolation
Effects of Isolation
Chronology
Japanese Sovereigns and Reigns
Tokugawa Shoguns
Tokugawa Japan: Change
Social and Economic Trends
Culture
Intellectual Trends
Chronology
Tokugawa Japan: Western Intrusion
End of Isolation
Western Rights and Japanese Reactions
The Final Decade of Tokugawa Rule
Chronology
Modern Japan (1868-1945)
Meiji Japan (1868-1912): Politics
Background
Realignments
New Leadership
The Meiji Constitution
Extraconstitutional Organs
Government and Party Relations
Chronology
Meiji Japan: Economics and Society
Economics
Society
Chronology
Meiji Japan: Foreign Relations
Background
Japan, Korea, and China
Japan, Korea, and Russia
Japan, Korea, and World Powers
Chronology
Imperial Japan: World Power (1912-1922)
Background
Japan and World War I
The Washington Conference
Chronology
Imperial Japan: Peace and Conflict (1922-1937)
The 1920s: Domestic Developments
The 1920s: Foreign Policies
The Manchurian Incident, 1931-1933
The 1930s: Growth of Authoritarianism
Chronology
Imperial Japan: World War II (1937-1945)
Japan, the Axis Powers, and the Soviet Union
Japan in East Asia
Japan and the United States
The Pacific War
Chronology
Postwar Japan (1945 to Present)
Occupied Japan (1945-1952)
Nature of the Occupation
The First Period: Reform
The Second Period: Recovery
Peace Treaty Negotiations
Peace Treaty Settlement
Chronology
Contemporary Japan (Since 1952): Domestic Affairs-Politics
The Political System
Politics: The Right
Politics: The Left
Chronology
Contemporary Japan: Domestic Affairs-Economics and Society
Economics
Society
Contemporary Japan: Foreign Affairs
Japan and the United States
Japan and Russia
Japan and East Asia
Japan and Other Asian Countries
Japan and the Rest of the World
Chronology: Japan-United States
Chronology: Japan-Other Countries
Appendix: Japanese Prime Ministers
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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