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Japan: A Modern History

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  • 512 Pages
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  • English
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" A Modern History of Japan remains the best text for an introductory course on modern Japanese history. It has the perfect combination of top-rate scholarship, readability, and length. The new final chapter is just as well-written and engaging as the rest of the book/5(17). "Andrew Gordon's subject in A Modern History of Japan is nothing less than the promise and trauma of modernity itself, in all its turbulence, diversity, and global interconnectedness.

The dire costs and revolutionary accomplishments of this ongoing struggle at all levels of Japanese society/5(22). A History Of Modern Japan dates back tobut taken in the context of a 1, year-old civilization and culture fifty years is a negligible interlude.

Nevertheless, some of the grammar and expressions in the book are somewhat by:   "A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present," by Andrew Gordon, is an interesting text on Japanese history, politics, economics and culture from the 's to It shows the evolution of what was once a very divided set of Daimyo lands, under the tutelage of a puppet Emperor and a powerful Shogun ruler/5.

Description. A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Third Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history.

It takes students from the days of the shogunate--the feudal Japan: A Modern History book of the Tokugawa family--through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of.

Japan, a modern history. [James L McClain] -- Chronicles the history of modern Japan from the Tokugawa Ieyasu's investiture as shogun in the Fushimi Castle in to the cultural and societal changes which occurred in the twentieth century.

Japan, a Modern History - James L. McClain - Google Books In the tradition of Jonathan Spence's The Search for Modern China, an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date modern history of Japan.4/5(3).

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, such as the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea, the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of warrior s: 6.

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JAPAN: A Modern History. James L. McClain, Author. Norton $ (p) ISBN McClain takes a multifaceted, nuanced look at Japan's last four centuries. A professor of history. This book offers a wide view of the History of Japan, from the archaic period until modern Japan.

As a trade-off, certain periods are not covered in detail and somehow feel rushed. Especially the last chapter that covers the developments from until the 90's/5(70). The bestselling textbook on Modern Japan, extensively revised to cover Japan's tumultuous recent history, including the events of Cited by: A specialist in the history of modern Japan, Andrew Gordon is the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History at Harvard University.

He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in in History and East Asian Languages after completing a B.A. from Harvard in /5. About the Book. Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan’s elite and popular cultures from premodern to modern g on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous disciplines, Nancy K.

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Stalker presents the key historical themes, cultural trends, and religious developments throughout Japanese history. The earliest written work of history to mention Japan, the Book of Han completed around 82 AD, states that Japan, referred to as Wa, was divided into one hundred kingdoms.

A later Chinese work of history, the Wei Zhi, states that by AD, one powerful kingdom had gained ascendancy over the others. Get this from a library. A modern history of Japan: from Tokugawa times to the present. [Andrew Gordon] -- This innovative new history of Japan highlights the connections between Japanese history and world history in general.

48 halftones. Maps. In this sweeping narrative, Andrew Gordon paints a. or superficial. Many books on Japan's history are encyclopedic in nature and have so much detail it becomes difficult to see overall trends. Others tend to focus narrowly on a theme and omit background important for a balanced perspective.

Still others tend to start Japan's story in modern times, omitting important earlier background. Japanese history textbook controversies involve controversial content in one of the government-approved history textbooks used in the secondary education (junior high schools and high schools) of controversies primarily concern the Japanese nationalist efforts to whitewash the actions of the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Another serious issue is the constitutionality of the. 9. Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan by Alex Kerr Frustration, anger, and incredulity course through this powerful book by one of the best-known western critics of late 20th-century Japan.

Japan, a modern history by James L. McClain,W.W. Norton & Co. edition, in English - 1st edCited by: Modern Japan: A History in Documents By James L. Huffman Oxford University Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Book Description. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook. Notes: In addition to direct links to documents, links are made to a number of other web resources. The New York Review of Books (May 9, ) Criticism by Student Leaders Web Sites: Japanese History Ancient Japan [At WSU] A spectacular online text by Richard Hooker.

Also contains a very useful links. Cave, Peter (), “Japanese Colonialism and the Asia-Pacific War in Japan’s History Textbooks,” Modern Asian Studies 47/2, pp. Doak, Kevin (), A History of Nationalism in Modern Japan.

Leiden and Boston: Brill. Buy This Book in Print. summary. The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first analysis in any Western language of the creation of the Japanese national school system based primarily on Japanese-language documents, a major step forward in the scholarship on this important subject.

So fresh and thorough, it is likely to be the definitive. Modern History--The study of history beginning with the 19th century globalization. East Asia.

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A Modern History of Japan by Andrew Gordon. War without Mercy by John Dower is pretty much the best comparative look at race and ideology in the Pacific War. It's long and a bit academic, but there's none better. (WWII). The military history of Japan chronicles a vast time period over three millennia from the Jōmon BCE into the modern day.

It is characterized by a long period of clan warfare until the 12th century CE. This was followed by feudal wars that culminated in military governments known as the Shogunate.

Japanese history is distinguished by that the military class with the Shōgun ruled Japan. “ Kimono: A Modern History is a well-researched and engaging analysis of the multifaceted history of the kimono.

Terry Satsuki Milhaupt’s examination of the local and global elements of the kimono and its enduring legacy into the twenty-first century is an important addition to the literature on Japanese art and design.”Reviews: Japan first appears in written history in the Chinese Book of Han, completed in AD.

The Records of the Three Kingdoms records that the most powerful state on the archipelago in the 3rd century was Yamato; according to legend, the kingdom was founded in BC by Emperor Jimmu.

Modern History Course: The West: Enlightenment to Presents A page created for my Fall Modern History survey course at Fordham University, The West: From the Enlightenment to the Present. European History and Historians I A website created for my course training graduate students how to teach introductory history courses.

Having experienced history education in two countries, the way history is taught in Japan has at least one advantage - students come away with a comprehensive understanding of when events happened.Modern Japanese history can be divided into four periods: The period of the Tokugawa shôguns; feudal political order with economic and social change occurring in a gradual manner.

This period saw growing urbanization, the spread of popular education and the rise of the merchant class.OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations 19 cm. Contents: The early centuries --First contact with the West --Intrusion by the West --Modernization --Early consolations --The golden years --The twenties --The dark valley --The Pacific war --The occupation --The new Title: Pelican books.

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