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Japan Examined Perspectives on Modern Japanese History

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ISBN-10: 0824808398

ISBN-13: 9780824808396

Edition: 1983

Authors: Harry Wray, Hilary Conroy

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"This book deserves admiration. Forty-four highly qualified specialists have collaborated in an attempt to delineate the principle interpretive problems and controversies in modern Japanese history." --Journal of the American Oriental Society
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 11/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Note on Japanese Namesp. xii
Introductionp. 1
When Does Modern Japan Begin?p. 5
The problem: When Did Modern Japanese History Begin?p. 9
Meiji 1-10: Takeoff Time for Modern Japanp. 18
Agrarian Japan and Modernizationp. 26
Japan's Modern Economic Growth: Capitalist Development Under Absolutismp. 34
Have ""Modern"" and ""Modernization"" Been Overworked?p. 43
Beyond Modernization: Society, Culture, and the Underside of Japanese Historyp. 45
Beyond Modernp. 48
The Meiji Restoration: product of Gradual Decay, Abrupt Crisis, or Creative Will?p. 55
The Meiji Restorationp. 59
The Ch&obar;sh&ubar; Activists and 1868p. 66
The Meiji Restoration: From Obsolete Order to Effective Regimep. 72
The Meiji Government and Its Critics: What is Best for the Nation?p. 79
The Meirokusha and the Building of a Strong and prosperous Nationp. 83
The Movement for Liberty and popular Rightsp. 90
The popular Rights Debate: political or Ideological?p. 98
The Meiji Leadership: Matsukata Masayoship. 104
Tanaka Sh&obar;z&obar;: Champion of Local Autonomyp. 112
Meiji Imperialism: planned or Unplanned?p. 121
Meiji Imperialism: ""phenomenally Rapid""p. 125
Meiji Imperialism: ""Not Based on preordained Design""p. 131
Meiji Imperialism: ""Mostly Ad Hoc""p. 136
Meiji Imperialism: pacific Emigration or Continental Expansionism?p. 141
The Russo-Japanese War: Turning point in Japanese History?p. 149
The Takeoff point of Japanese Imperialismp. 153
The Late Meiji Debate Over Social policyp. 158
External and Internal problems After the Warp. 163
How Democratic was Taish&obar; Democracy?p. 171
The patterns of Taish&obar; Democracyp. 175
political parties and Nonissues in Taish&obar; Democracyp. 181
The Nonliberal Roots of Taish&obar; Democracyp. 191
Japanese Colonialism: Enlightened or Barbaric?p. 199
Japanese Colonialism: An Overviewp. 201
Japanese Colonialism: Discarding the Stereotypesp. 208
Colonizer and Colonized in Taiwanp. 214
Japanese Colonialism in Koreap. 222
pan-Asianism in Action and Reactionp. 229
The 1930s: Aberration or Logical Outcome?p. 237
The 1930s: A Logical Outcome of Meiji policyp. 241
Detour Through a Dark Valleyp. 252
Japan's political parties in Democracy, Fascism, and Warp. 258
A Social Origin of the Second World Warp. 269
The Lesson of the Textbooksp. 282
Japan's Foreign policy in the 1930s: Search for Autonomy or Naked Aggression?p. 291
Japan's Drive to Autarkyp. 293
The Great Divorce: Japan and Universalism Between the World Warsp. 301
From Mukden to pearl Harborp. 308
Fogbound in Tokyo: Domestic politics in Japan's Foreign policymakingp. 316
Japan and ""Asia for Asians""p. 323
The Allied Occupation: How Significant Was It?p. 331
The Allied Occupation: Catalyst Not Creatorp. 335
Reform and Reconsolidationp. 343
A Question of paternityp. 352
Some Questions and Answersp. 357
Japan: East or West?p. 365
Not Westernization but Modernizationp. 369
A Combination of East and Westp. 376
Neither East nor West but All Alonep. 384
Suggested Readingsp. 391
The Contributorsp. 401
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