Modern Japan, Student Economy Edition: A Historical Survey by Mikiso HaneModern Japan, Student Economy Edition: A Historical Survey by Mikiso Hane

Modern Japan, Student Economy Edition: A Historical Survey

byMikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Paperback | December 1, 2015

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Westview Press is pleased to offer a new, paperback Student Economy Edition of our best-selling title, "Modern Japan." Student Economy Editions are the same high-quality Westview texts you've always known, now priced for about the same cost as renting a print text.
The late Mikiso Hane was Szold Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Knox College. Louis G. Perez is Distinguished University Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at Illinois State University.
Title:Modern Japan, Student Economy Edition: A Historical SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:610 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081335014X

ISBN - 13:9780813350141

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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

Editorial Reviews

“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“Modern Japan is a core addition to cultural and modern history collections, not to be overlooked.”—BookwatchFrom the previous edition:“Since its first edition, Hane’s text has served as an excellent guide to modern Japanese history, thanks largely to the clarity of his writing, unbiased voice, and efforts to humanize the story, most notably by including the experiences of peasants, women, and other minorities too often overlooked. Perez, to his credit, has made the text even more accessible to students and general readers. Not only has he seamlessly woven in updated material and editorially improved the flow of the narrative, but his expansion of the bibliography and chronological chart and inclusion of a new section on internet sources have significantly enhanced the text’s usefulness as a resource.”—Elizabeth Dorn Lublin, Wayne State University “Mikiso Hane, with Louis Perez’s updates, provides us once again with a text that treats the political, economic, intellectual, cultural, and, social history of Japan up to current times. Women and minorities are fully included in this readable yet detailed history of modern Japan.”—Ann M. Harrington, Loyola University Chicago“This is a nicely crafted revised edition of Mikiso Hane’s classic textbook, Modern Japan: A Historical Survey. Through effective revisions and additional information, this book has been updated and is comprehensive and balanced. Truly a well-suited book for a semester-long course on Japan since 1600.”—Roy Hanashiro, University of Michigan, Flint