The Rise of Modern Japan

The Rise of Modern Japan

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Baker & Taylor
Traces Japan's change from a feudal society with Confucian ethic to a modern, Western-style economy, and discusses economic and social conditions in Japan

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Surveys the history of Japan from the mid-19th century to the present, examining the spectacular rise of a society which leapt in little more than a generation from a late feudal to an early industrial form of organization. Describes the turbulent 1930s, an Empire won and lost between 1937 and 1945, and major changes after 1945 including economic growth since the 1950s. This third edition covers the economic recessions and dramatic political upheavals of the 1990s. The author is emeritus professor of the history of the Far East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. This work was first published as The Modern History of Japan in 1963, and revised and reissued as The Rise of Modern Japan in 1990. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
ISBN: 9780312040772
Branch Call Number: 952.02 BEA
Characteristics: vii, 306 p. : maps ; 23 cm.


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