Modern Japan: A Historical Survey by Mikiso HaneModern Japan: A Historical Survey by Mikiso Hane

Modern Japan: A Historical Survey

byMikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

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Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements,Modern Japanprovides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses on the Tokugawa period to the present.

The fifth edition ofModern Japanis updated throughout to include the latest information on Japan's international relations, including secret diplomatic correspondence recently disclosed on WikiLeaks. This edition brings Japanese history up to date in the post 9/11 era, detailing current issues such as: the impact of the Gulf Wars on Japanese international relations, the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident, the recent tumultuous change of political leadership, and Japan's current economic and global status. An updated chronological chart, list of prime ministers, and bibliography are also included.
The lateMikiso Hanewas Szold Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Knox College.Louis G. Perezis Distinguished University Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at Illinois State University.
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Title:Modern Japan: A Historical SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813346940

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Table of Contents

1. Japan Before the Seventeenth Century
2. Establishment of the Tokugawa Bakufu
3. The Late Tokugawa Period
4. The Fall of the Tokugawa Bakufu
5. The Meiji Restoration: The New Order
6. The Continuing Meiji Revolution (I): Political Developments
7. The Continuing Meiji Revolution (II): Cultural, Economic, and Social Developments
8. Political Developments in Later Meiji
9. The Conclusion of the Meiji Era
10. The Era of Parliamentary Ascendancy (I)
11. The Era of Parliamentary Ascendancy (II)
12. The Ascendancy of Militarism
13. The Road to War
14. War and Defeat
15. The Postwar Years (I): Reform and Reconstruction
16. The Postwar Years (II): Political Developments After Independence
17. Social and Educational Developments
18. Cultural Developments

Appendix A: The Internet
Appendix B: Chronological Chart
Appendix C: List of Prime Ministers

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“The late scholar Mikiso Hane firmly believed that the story of modern Japan should not be just about political leaders, business tycoons, and military commanders, but should include the rural population, urban workers, the poor, and the story of women. Japan's modern transitions often brought suffering as well as opportunity to these latter groups. In his updating of Hane's text, Perez has both retained the essential spirit of Hane's vision yet provided insights from recent scholarship. In the fifth edition of this work, Perez has added details on the negotiations over rendition of Okinawa gleaned from WikiLeaks documents and provided full coverage of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear incident at Fukushima.”—Parks Coble, University of Nebraska“Lou Perez has performed heroic service to keep Mikiso Hane's highly readable Modern Japan in print and updated. Prof. Hane's commitment to bringing the voices of Japan's dissident and downtrodden women and men to our attention, contextualized within detailed narratives of political and international developments, permeates the entire text. Both authors not only make Japan intelligible to general readers, but also make clear that, along with its benefits, modernity came with attendant costs that the Japanese people continue to bear.”—E. Taylor Atkins, Northern Illinois University