The Meiji Restoration and the Rise of Modern Japan

The Meiji Restoration and the Rise of Modern Japan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780780723795
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ch sh in the Meiji Restoration

Ch  sh   in the Meiji Restoration
Author: Albert M. Craig
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780739101933
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ch sh in the Meiji Restoration Book Excerpt:

When Commodore Perry arrived in Japan to open the country to Western trade in 1853, he found a medieval amalgam of sword-bearing samurai, castle towns, Confucian academies, peasant villages, rice paddies, upstart merchants, bath houses, and Kabuki. Fifteen years later, Japan was on its way to becoming the only non-Western nation in the nineteenth century with a modern centralized bureaucratic state and industrial economy. This book is a study of the Meiji Restoration that changed the face of Japan. Prominent historian Albert M. Craig tells its story through that of the domain of Choshu--whose role in the formation of modern Japan was not unlike that of Prussia in Germany--during the fifteen crucial years between 1853 and 1868. Whereas previous studies have stressed the role of discontented lower samurai and frustrated rich merchants and peasants in this transition, claiming that they provided the motive power behind the political movements of the Restoration period, this work sharply challenges these earlier interpretations. Craig instead emphasizes the vitality of traditional values in Japan's early reaction to the West and foregrounds the critical contribution of the old society to the formation of the new Meiji state. Choshu in the Meiji Restoration is a seminal work for scholars and students of Japanese history.

The Meiji Restoration and the Rise of Modern Japan

The Meiji Restoration and the Rise of Modern Japan
Author: Monique Avakian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780382241390
Category: Japan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meiji Restoration and the Rise of Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

Provides a detailed history of Japan from 1868 to 1912.

The Emergence of Modern Japan

The Emergence of Modern Japan
Author: Janet Hunter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN: 1317870867
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

The main emphasis of this book is upon political, social and economic developments, as conditioned by Japan's interaction with the outside world, the advance of industrialisation and the emergence of the Japanese nation state. Unlike previous textbooks on the history of modern Japan, Janet Hunter's book adopts a thematic approach which makes the period much more accessible for readers who wish to pursue their particular interests throughout the period. Moreover, it will also establish a greater awareness of the cultural and institutional continuities which are crucial to any proper understanding of modern Japan.

The Rise of Modern Japan

The Rise of Modern Japan
Author: Linda K. Menton
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780824825317
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

Graphs, charts, photographs, maps, and timelines enhance a history of modern Japan.

Early Modern Japan

Early Modern Japan
Author: Conrad Totman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 593
Release: 1995-08
ISBN: 0520203569
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

This thoughtfully organized survey of Japan's early modern period (1568-1868) is a remarkable blend of political, economic, intellectual, literary, and cultural history. The only truly comprehensive study in English of the Tokugawa period, it also introduces a new ecological perspective, covering natural disasters, resource use, demographics, and river control.

Japan 1868 1945

Japan 1868 1945
Author: Takao Matsumura,John Benson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1317883942
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan 1868 1945 Book Excerpt:

The history of Imperial Japan, from the Meiji Restoration through to defeat and occupation at the end of the Second World War, is central to any understanding of the way in which modern Japan has developed and will continue to develop in the future. This wide-ranging accessible and up-to-date interpretation of Japanese history between 1868 and 1945 provides both a narrative and analysis. Describing the major changes that took place in Japanese political, economic and social life during this period, it challenges widely-held views about the uniqueness of Japanese history and the homogeneity of Japanese society.

Peasants Rebels Women and Outcastes

Peasants  Rebels  Women  and Outcastes
Author: Mikiso Hane
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1442274182
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peasants Rebels Women and Outcastes Book Excerpt:

This compelling social history uses diaries, memoirs, fiction, trial testimony, personal recollections, and eyewitness accounts to weave a fascinating tale of what ordinary Japanese endured throughout their country’s era of economic growth. Through vivid, often wrenching accounts of peasants, miners, textile workers, rebels, and prostitutes, Mikiso Hane forces us to see Japan’s “modern century” (from the beginnings of contact with the West to World War II) through fresh eyes. In doing so, he mounts a formidable challenge to the success story of Japan’s “economic miracle.” Starting with the Meiji restoration of 1868, Hane vividly illustrates how modernization actually widened the gulf, economically and socially, between rich and poor, between the mo-bo and mo-ga (“modern boy” and “modern girl”) of the cities and their rural counterparts. He interlaces his scholarly narrative with sharply etched individual stories that allow us see Japan from the bottom up. We feel the back-breaking labor of a typical farm family; the anguish of poverty-stricken parents forced to send their daughters to Japan’s new mills, factories, and brothels; the hopelessness in rural areas scourged by famine; the proud defiance of women battling against patriarchy; and the desperation of being on strike in a company town, in revolt in the countryside, or conscripted into the army. This updated edition is enhanced by a substantive new introduction by Samuel H. Yamashita. By allowing the underprivileged to speak for themselves, Hane and Yamashita present us with a unique people’s history of an often-hidden world.

Modern Japan

Modern Japan
Author: Elise K. Tipton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1317672402
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments, charting the country’s evolution into a modernized, economic and political world power. Drawing on the latest research, the book features new material on the global financial crisis, the Fukushima nuclear disaster and continuing political instability. While retaining analysis of women's issues, minorities and popular culture, this third edition's expanded coverage of Japan's role in the Second World War, life in the empire and the history of science, medicine and technology contributes to a sense of the complexity and diversity of modern Japan. Including an updated chronology, glossary and guide to further reading, as well as new maps and illustrations to help students to engage directly with the subject matter, this highly accessible and comprehensive textbook is an essential resource for students, scholars and teachers of Japanese history, politics, culture and society.

Modern Japan A Very Short Introduction

Modern Japan  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Christopher Goto-Jones
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-04-23
ISBN: 019156821X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Japan A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Japan is arguably today's most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products are consumed all over the world, ranging from animated movies and computer games all the way through to cars, semiconductors, and management techniques. In many ways, Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains something of an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. The aim of this Very Short Introduction is to explode the myths and explore the reality of modern Japan - by taking a concise look at its history, economy, politics, and culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan Revised Edition

The End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan  Revised Edition
Author: Lawrence J. Zwier,Mark E. Cunningham
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 146770377X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the Shoguns and the Birth of Modern Japan Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

How did the end of the shoguns pave the way for modern Japan? Between the eighth and twelfth centuries, emperors ruled Japan. But powerful families gained the loyalty of the samurai - the emperors' warriors. In 1185 one local lord took control as shogun, leader of the samurai armies. For the next seven hundred years, the emperors were ceremonial figures, and the shoguns ruled Japan, banning interaction with the Western world. In the nineteenth century, Westerners demanded that Japan open to trade under the threat of invasion. Japan's shogunate realized it didn't have the military technology to fight them. When the shogun government made concessions to the Westerners, Japanese lords were outraged and returned their support to the emperor. The shogunate crumbled. In 1868 Emperor Meiji became ruler of Japan. He opened Japan to modern technology, and his military advisers created a global fighting force. The end of the shoguns, which led to the birth of modern Japan, was one of the world's pivotal moments.

Monstrous Bodies

Monstrous Bodies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN: 1684175577
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monstrous Bodies Book Excerpt:

Monstrous Bodies is a cultural and literary history of ambiguous bodies in imperial Japan. It focuses on what the book calls modern monsters—doppelgangers, robots, twins, hybrid creations—bodily metaphors that became ubiquitous in the literary landscape from the Meiji era (1868–1912) up until the outbreak of the Second Sino–Japanese War in 1937. Such monsters have often been understood as representations of the premodern past or of “stigmatized others”—figures subversive to national ideologies. Miri Nakamura contends instead that these monsters were products of modernity, informed by the newly imported scientific discourses on the body, and that they can be read as being complicit in the ideologies of the empire, for they are uncanny bodies that ignite a sense of terror by blurring the binary of “normal” and “abnormal” that modern sciences like eugenics and psychology created. Reading these literary bodies against the historical rise of the Japanese empire and its colonial wars in Asia, Nakamura argues that they must be understood in relation to the most “monstrous” body of all in modern Japan: the carefully constructed image of the empire itself.

Japan and South East Asia From the Meiji Restoration to 1945

Japan and South East Asia  From the Meiji Restoration to 1945
Author: Wolf Mendl
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 861
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780415182058
Category: Asia, Southeastern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Japanese Political Culture

Japanese Political Culture
Author: Takeshi Ishida
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781412826822
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Political Culture Book Excerpt:

This volume provides a perceptive background to modern Japanese culture. Ishida attempts a balanced evaluation of modern Japan, seeking to explain why the basic characteristics of Japanese society permit two almost opposite assessments. He divides the development of modern Japan into two stages: first, the period starting from the Meiji Restoration (1868) up to the end of World War II; second, from the defeat of Japan in World War II up to the present. Ishida investigates the essential features of the modern Japanese value system and the social structure, which comprise both traditional and modern elements. He examines how Japanese society has adapted Western influences to suit its own needs-the real "miracle" of modern Japan. As the Japanese economy grows and Japan becomes an economic superpower, political self-confidence is also emerging. Ishida, however, remains critical of Japanese society, because he feels that Japan lacked the internal resources to change the political system from within until its defeat by the Allies forced it to introduce various reforms ordered by the occupation authorities. Despite the rapid changes taking place in Japanese society, certain attitudes, such as conformity and competition, are common to both the prewar and postwar periods. The final section is devoted to the field of peace research. Ishida presents differences of meaning in the concepts of peace in ancient Hebrew, Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Indian cultures in order to characterize the Japanese concept of peace, which, akin to the Chinese, emphasizes harmony rather than justice. He goes on to discuss Japan's images of Gandhi, which, according to the author, were projections of ultranationalist prejudice and missed the significance of his nonviolent direct action. Ishida emphasizes the importance of such nonviolent action as a means to carry out social change toward the realization of justice.

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration 1868 2000

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration  1868 2000
Author: R. Sims
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN: 1349632406
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration 1868 2000 Book Excerpt:

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000 explores, through a combination of narrative and analysis, the changes in the political process which lay behind Japan's transformation into a modern nation state; its successive turn toward militarism, fascism, and the Pacific War; and the imposition of a fully democratic constitution. Sims examines closely such central topics as the Meiji renovation, samurai modernisers, the rise of liberal political parties, the Meiji constitution, 'Taisho democracy', the wartime changes in the political system, postwar reforms and the 'reverse course', four decades of Liberal Democratic rule, and the shake-up of Japanese politics during the 1990s. No other book has covered Japanese political history over the entire period since 1868 in such detail, and the present volume aims to fill the gap between the various general histories of modern Japan and the ever-increasing monographic literature.

The History of Modern Japanese Education

The History of Modern Japanese Education
Author: Benjamin C. Duke
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0813544033
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Modern Japanese Education Book Excerpt:

The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first account in English of the construction of a national school system in Japan, as outlined in the 1872 document, the Gakusei. Divided into three parts tracing decades of change, the book begins by exploring the feudal background for the Gakusei during the Tokugawa era which produced the initial leaders of modern Japan. Next, Benjamin Duke traces the Ministry of Education's investigations of the 1870s to determine the best western model for Japan, including the decision to adopt American teaching methods. He then goes on to cover the eventual "reverse course" sparked by the Imperial Household protest that the western model overshadowed cherished Japanese traditions. Ultimately, the 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education integrated Confucian teachings of loyalty and filial piety with Imperial ideology, laying the moral basis for a western-style academic curriculum in the nation's schools.

Modern History of Japan

Modern History of Japan
Author: Jim Barrow
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern History of Japan Book Excerpt:

Go on a wild and interesting ride into the annals of Japanese history, from the Meiji Restoration period to the present - Keep reading! The 1900s was a turbulent time for Japan. During that time, the country was in a tug-of-war between exceptional heights of power and wealth and dizzying depths of poverty and devastation. From the Meiji Restoration's intense efforts to modernize politically, socially, economically, and culturally to the present era's fight to overcome the Fukushima disaster, Japan's rich history is one filled with upheaval's, disruptions, and survival. In the "Modern History of Japan: Japanese History From the Meiji Period to the Present" by author Jim Barrow, you will be taken through: The Meiji Restoration's efforts to Westernize Japan as a country and how it impacted Japan as we know it today The Taisho period's continuation of Japan's rise on the international scene and liberalism at home The great stage of great international flux as Japan experienced national aggression and international suppression The Sino-Japanese war, as it pertains to the devastating Nanjing Massacre and how that impacted national perspectives Every single event that was crucial in building up to the infamously explosive Pearl Harbor incident The Post-War economic boom and the Heisei period - from the Austerity Plan to the Fukushima incident And more! "Modern History of Japan" is one of the many easy-to-follow and engaging instalments in the "Easy History" series. Even if you think you already know everything you need to know about Japan, you can think again! Get more fun facts, insights, and trivia from "Modern History of Japan"! Scroll up, Click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Grab a Copy Today!

The Meiji Restoration

The Meiji Restoration
Author: Alistair D. Swale
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2009-11-04
ISBN: 023024579X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meiji Restoration Book Excerpt:

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 is one of the most astonishing political events of the modern era, yet it doesn't fit easily with Western precedents of mass mobilization and social transformation. This book challenges some of the preconceptions that have hindered the Restoration being understood on its own terms.

The Art of Modern Japan

The Art of Modern Japan
Author: Hugo Munsterberg
Publsiher: New York : Hacker Art Books
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why Nations Rise

Why Nations Rise
Author: Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0190639938
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Nations Rise Book Excerpt:

What are rising powers? Do they challenge the international order? Why do some countries but not others become rising powers? In Why Nations Rise, Manjari Chaterjee Miller answers these questions and shows that some countries rise not just because they develop the military and economic power to do so but because they develop particular narratives about how to become a great power in the style of the great power du jour. These active rising powers accept the prevalent norms of the international order in order to become great powers. On the other hand, countries which have military and economic power but not these narratives do not rise enough to become great powers--they stay reticent powers. An examination of the narratives in historical (the United States, the Netherlands, Meiji Japan) and contemporary (Cold War Japan, post-Cold War China and India) cases, Why Nations Rise shows patterns of active and reticent rising powers and presents lessons for how to understand the rising powers of China and India today.