A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present

Paperback | April 9, 2013

byAndrew Gordon

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A Modern History of Japan takes students from the days of the shogunate to the aftermath of the 2008 tsunami. This third edition incorporates increased coverage of both Japan's role within East Asia - particularly with China, Korea, and Manchuria - as well as expanded discussions of culturaland intellectual history.

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A Modern History of Japan takes students from the days of the shogunate to the aftermath of the 2008 tsunami. This third edition incorporates increased coverage of both Japan's role within East Asia - particularly with China, Korea, and Manchuria - as well as expanded discussions of culturaland intellectual history.

Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History at Harvard University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199930155

ISBN - 13:9780199930159

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Introduction: Enduring Imprints on the Longer PastPart One: Crisis of the Tokugawa Regime1. The Tokugawa PolityUnificationThe Tokugawa Political SettlementsThe Daimy?The Imperial InstitutionThe SamuraiVillagers and City-DwellersThe Margins of the Japanese and Japan2. Social and Economic TransformationsThe Seventeenth-Century BoomRiddles of Stagnation and Vitality3. The Intellectual World of Late TokugawaIdeological Foundations of the Tokugawa RegimeCultural Diversity and ContradictionsReform, Critiques, and Insurgent Ideas4. The Overthrow of the TokugawaThe Western Powers and the Unequal TreatiesThe Crumbling of Tokugawa RulePolitics of Terror and AccommodationBakufu Revival, the Satsuma-Chosho Insurgency, and Domestic UnrestPart Two: Modern Revolution, 1868-19055. The Samurai RevolutionPrograms of Nationalist RevolutionPolitical Unification and Central BureaucracyEliminating the Status SystemThe Conscript ArmyCompulsory EducationThe Monarch at the CenterBuilding a Rich CountryStances toward the World6. Participation and ProtestPolitical Discourse and ContentionMovement for Freedom and People's RightsSamurai Rebellions, Peasant Uprisings, and New ReligionsParticipation for WomenTreaty Revision and Domestic PoliticsThe Meiji Constitution7. Social, Economic, and Cultural TransformationsLandlords and TenantsIndustrial RevolutionThe Work Force and Labor ConditionsSpread of Mass and Higher EducationCulture and ReligionAffirming Japanese Identity and Destiny8. Empire and Domestic OrderThe Trajectory to EmpireContexts of Empire, Capitalism, and Nation-BuildingThe Turbulent World of Diet PoliticsThe Era of Popular ProtestEngineering NationalismPart Three: Imperial Japan from Ascendance to Ashes9. Economy and SocietyWartime Boom and Postwar BustLandlords, Tenants, and Rural LifeCity Life: Middle and Working ClassesCultural Responses to Social Change10. Democracy and Empire between the World WarsThe Emergence of Party CabinetsThe Structure of Parliamentary GovernmentIdeological ChallengesStrategies of Imperial Democratic RuleJapan, Asia, and the Western Powers11. The Depression Crisis and ResponsesEconomic and Social CrisisBreaking the Impasse: New Departures AbroadToward a New Social Economic OrderToward a New Political Order12. Japan in WartimeWider War in ChinaToward Pearl HarborThe Pacific WarMobilizing for Total WarLiving in the Shadow of WarEnding the WarBurdens and Legacies of War13. Occupied Japan: New Departures and Durable StructuresBearing the UnbearableThe American Agenda: Demilitarize and DemocratizeJapanese ResponsesThe Reverse CourseToward Recovery and Independence: Another Unequal Treaty?Part Four: Postwar and Contemporary Japan, 1952-200014. Economic and Social TransformationsThe Postwar "Economic Miracle"Transwar Patterns of Community, Family, School, and WorkShared Experiences and Standardized Lifeways of the Postwar EraDifferences Enduring and RealignedManaging Social Stability and ChangeImages and Ideologies of Social Stability and Change15. Political Struggles and Settlements of the High-Growth EraPolitical StrugglesThe Politics of AccommodationGlobal Connections: Oil Crisis and the End of High Growth16. Global Power in a Polarized World: Japan in the 1980sNew Roles in the World and New TensionsEconomy: Thriving Through the Oil CrisesPolitics: The Conservative HeydaySociety and Culture in the Exuberant Eighties17. Japan's "Lost Decades": 1989-2008The End of ShowaThe Specter of a Divided SocietyEconomy of the "Lost Decade"The Fall and Rise of the Liberal Democratic PartyAssessing Reforms, Explaining RecoveryBetween Asia and the WestOngoing Presence of the Past18. Shock, Disaster and Aftermath: Japan since 2008The Lehman ShockPolitics of Hope and DisillusionmentMaking Sense of the Perception of DeclineThe Disasters of 3/11 and Aftermath