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Japan and the modern world.

Pratt, John Sir

Japan and the modern world.

by Pratt, John Sir

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Published by Oxford University Press in London [etc.] .
Written in English


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SeriesOxford pamphlets on world affairs -- no.55
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Open LibraryOL13681319M

Japan and the rest of the world shivered at the thought of a possible global conflagration between the communist and anti-communist camps. Now, without communism to unite them, China and Russia nevertheless remain colossal powers, casting a shadow over the entire Japanese territory. Japan and the World: An Analysis of Japan’s Place in World.   Historian John W. Dower's celebrated investigations into modern Japanese history, World War II, and U.S.-Japanese relations have earned him critical accolades and numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize. Now Dower returns to the major themes of his groundbreaking work, examining American and Japanese .

  Reading List: Books To Help You Understand Japan The ongoing nuclear crisis is one of many major disasters Japan has experienced over the past century. Cases of great tragedy and trauma have been. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy. Meticulously researched and utterly engaging, this book is proof that the history of twentieth-century Japan cannot be understood apart from the life of its most remarkable and enduring leader.

  Andrew Gordon's A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present. A .   That is how, at the age of 14, I first learned of Japan's relations with the outside world. For three hours a week - hours over the year - we edged towards the 20th Century.


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Historian John W. Dower’s celebrated investigations into modern Japanese history, World War II, and U.S.–Japanese relations have earned him critical accolades and numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft by: In the tradition of Jonathan Spence's The Search for Modern China, an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date modern history of Japan.

In a brilliant history of Japan drawn from the top down and the bottom up, one of our best young historians conveys the turbulent political, economic, and social change that over four centuries positioned Japan as a modern world power.4/5(3). This text conveys the turbulent political, economic and social change that over four centuries positioned Japan as a modern world power.

This narrative examines the impact of towering figures such as Leyasu, the architect of the Tokugawa state, and the experiences of everyday Japanese - farmers, soldiers and women - whose struggles built a strong and prosperous nation/5.

Modern Japan—including The Meiji Era and policies for modernization, from consensus to crisis (), and solutions through force. This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is a vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese Language/5(73).

Books shelved as japanese-history: A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present by Andrew Gordon, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of. Japan's Modern History: An Outline of the Period: Inmore than forty years after Commodore Perry pried Japan open to the outside world, Japan finally succeeded in revising the unequal treaties so that it regained its legal parity with the Western powers.

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The Making of Modern Japan: Marius B. Jansen: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: Modern Japan: Peter Duus: Houghton Mifflin Company: Postwar Japan as History: Andrew Gordon (Ed.) University of California Press: Sakamoto Ryōma and the Meiji Restoration: Marius B.

Jansen: Columbia University Press: Samurai and Silk: A. In Japan Story, I set out to trace the extraordinary influence of these two tales in shaping modern Japan and its image around the world, across a tumultuous century-and-a-half. Japan is the second-largest agricultural product importer in the world.

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Many Japanese friends and colleagues over the years provided valuable insights into their society. Keen Western observers of Japan also helped me to understand Japanese culture, and prominent here is Peter Gainey. A number of people provided a great deal of help in the editing stage.

A History of Japan, – Internal and External Worlds This book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pres-sures responsible for the making of modern Japan.

Cullen argues that Japanese policies and fears have often been caricatured in west-ern accounts which have viewed the expansion of the west in an un-Cited by:. No historian writes with more authority than this leading U.S. historian of modern Japan.

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