Coverart for item
The Resource A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon, Harvard University

A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon, Harvard University

Label
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present
Title
A modern history of Japan
Title remainder
from Tokugawa times to the present
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gordon, Harvard University
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. It takes students from the days of the shogunate-the overlordship of the Tokugawa family-through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization; and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Author Andrew Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster
Summary
Gordon (history and Japanese studies, Harvard U.) begins his history in about 1800, looking at how particularly the industrial revolution had changed the balance of global economic and military power, and the pressures that caused the Tokugawa military lords to fall from power. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
176320
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Andrew
Dewey number
952/.025
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS881.9
LC item number
.G66 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1260
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edo-Zeit
  • Meiji-Periode
  • Taishō-Periode
  • Showa-Periode
  • Heisei-Periode
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from Tokugawa times to the present
Label
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon, Harvard University
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps, tables, and figures -- Preface -- Introduction: Enduring imprints of the longer past -- Part 1: Crisis Of The Tokugawa Regime: -- 1: Tokugawa polity: -- Unification -- Tokugawa political settlements: -- Daimyo -- Imperial institution -- Samurai -- Villagers and city-dwellers -- Margins of the Japanese and Japan -- 2: Social and economic transformations: -- Seventeenth-century boom -- Riddles of stagnation and vitality -- 3: Intellectual world of late Tokugawa: -- Ideological foundations of the Tokugawa regime -- Cultural diversity and contradictions -- Reform, critiques, and insurgent ideas -- 4: Overthrow of the Tokugawa: -- Western powers and the unequal treaties -- Crumbling of Tokugawa rule -- Politics of terror and accommodation -- Bakufu revival, the Satsuma-Choshu insurgency, and domestic unrest -- Part 2: Modern Revolution, 1868-1905: -- 5: Samurai revolution: -- Programs of nationalist revolution: -- Political unification and central bureaucracy -- Eliminating the status system -- Conscript army -- Compulsory education -- Monarch at the center -- Building a rich country -- Stances toward the world -- 6: Participation and protest: -- Political discourse and contention -- Movement for freedom and people's rights -- Samurai rebellions, peasant uprisings, and new religions -- Participation for women -- Treaty revision and domestic politics -- Meiji constitution -- 7: Social, economic, and cultural transformations: -- Landlords and tenants -- Industrial revolution -- Workforce and labor conditions -- Spread of mass and higher education -- Culture and religion -- Affirming Japanese identity and destiny -- 8: Empire and domestic order: -- Trajectory to empire -- Contexts of empire, capitalism, and nation-building -- Turbulent world of diet politics -- Era of popular protest -- Engineering nationalism --
  • Part 3: Imperial Japan From Ascendance To Ashes: -- 9: Economy and society: -- Wartime boom and postwar bust -- Landlords, tenants, and rural life -- City life: middle and working classes -- Cultural responses to social change -- 10: Democracy and empire between the world wars: -- Emergence of party cabinets -- Structure of parliamentary government -- Ideological challenges -- Strategies of imperial democratic rule -- Japan, Asia, and the western powers -- 11: Depression crisis and responses: -- Economic and social crisis -- Breaking the impasse: new departures abroad -- Toward a new social and economic order -- Toward a new political order -- 12: Japan in wartime: -- Wider war in China -- Toward Pearl Harbor -- Pacific war -- Mobilizing the nation for war -- Living in the shadow of war -- Ending the war -- Burdens and legacies of war -- 13: Occupied Japan: new departures and durable structures: -- Bearing the unbearable -- American agenda: demilitarize and democratize -- Japanese responses -- Reverse course -- Toward recovery and independence: another unequal treaty? -- Part 4: Postwar And Contemporary Japan, 1952-2012: -- 14: Economic and social transformations: -- Postwar "economic miracle" -- Transwar patterns of community, family, school, and work -- Shared experiences and standardized lifeways of the postwar era -- Differences enduring and realigned -- Managing social stability and change -- Images and ideologies of social stability and change -- 15: Political struggles and settlements of the high-growth era: -- Political struggles -- Politics of accommodation -- Global connections: oil crisis and the end of high growth -- 16: Global power in a polarized world: Japan in the 1980s -- New roles in the world and new tensions -- Economy: thriving through the oil crises -- Politics: conservative heyday -- Society and culture in the exuberant eighties -- 17: Japan's "lost decades": 1989-2008: -- End of Showa -- Specter of a divided society -- Economy of the first "lost decade" -- Fall and rise of the liberal democratic party -- Assessing reforms, explaining recovery -- Between Asia and the west -- 18: Shock, disaster, and aftermath: Japan since 2008: -- Lehman shock -- Politics of hope and disillusionment -- Making sense of the perception of decline -- Disasters of "3-11" and their aftermath -- Appendix prime ministers of Japan, 1885-2012 -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiv, 417 pages
Isbn
9780199930159
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013001125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022233481
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)826458560
  • (OCoLC)ocn826458560
  • 368557
Label
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present, Andrew Gordon, Harvard University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps, tables, and figures -- Preface -- Introduction: Enduring imprints of the longer past -- Part 1: Crisis Of The Tokugawa Regime: -- 1: Tokugawa polity: -- Unification -- Tokugawa political settlements: -- Daimyo -- Imperial institution -- Samurai -- Villagers and city-dwellers -- Margins of the Japanese and Japan -- 2: Social and economic transformations: -- Seventeenth-century boom -- Riddles of stagnation and vitality -- 3: Intellectual world of late Tokugawa: -- Ideological foundations of the Tokugawa regime -- Cultural diversity and contradictions -- Reform, critiques, and insurgent ideas -- 4: Overthrow of the Tokugawa: -- Western powers and the unequal treaties -- Crumbling of Tokugawa rule -- Politics of terror and accommodation -- Bakufu revival, the Satsuma-Choshu insurgency, and domestic unrest -- Part 2: Modern Revolution, 1868-1905: -- 5: Samurai revolution: -- Programs of nationalist revolution: -- Political unification and central bureaucracy -- Eliminating the status system -- Conscript army -- Compulsory education -- Monarch at the center -- Building a rich country -- Stances toward the world -- 6: Participation and protest: -- Political discourse and contention -- Movement for freedom and people's rights -- Samurai rebellions, peasant uprisings, and new religions -- Participation for women -- Treaty revision and domestic politics -- Meiji constitution -- 7: Social, economic, and cultural transformations: -- Landlords and tenants -- Industrial revolution -- Workforce and labor conditions -- Spread of mass and higher education -- Culture and religion -- Affirming Japanese identity and destiny -- 8: Empire and domestic order: -- Trajectory to empire -- Contexts of empire, capitalism, and nation-building -- Turbulent world of diet politics -- Era of popular protest -- Engineering nationalism --
  • Part 3: Imperial Japan From Ascendance To Ashes: -- 9: Economy and society: -- Wartime boom and postwar bust -- Landlords, tenants, and rural life -- City life: middle and working classes -- Cultural responses to social change -- 10: Democracy and empire between the world wars: -- Emergence of party cabinets -- Structure of parliamentary government -- Ideological challenges -- Strategies of imperial democratic rule -- Japan, Asia, and the western powers -- 11: Depression crisis and responses: -- Economic and social crisis -- Breaking the impasse: new departures abroad -- Toward a new social and economic order -- Toward a new political order -- 12: Japan in wartime: -- Wider war in China -- Toward Pearl Harbor -- Pacific war -- Mobilizing the nation for war -- Living in the shadow of war -- Ending the war -- Burdens and legacies of war -- 13: Occupied Japan: new departures and durable structures: -- Bearing the unbearable -- American agenda: demilitarize and democratize -- Japanese responses -- Reverse course -- Toward recovery and independence: another unequal treaty? -- Part 4: Postwar And Contemporary Japan, 1952-2012: -- 14: Economic and social transformations: -- Postwar "economic miracle" -- Transwar patterns of community, family, school, and work -- Shared experiences and standardized lifeways of the postwar era -- Differences enduring and realigned -- Managing social stability and change -- Images and ideologies of social stability and change -- 15: Political struggles and settlements of the high-growth era: -- Political struggles -- Politics of accommodation -- Global connections: oil crisis and the end of high growth -- 16: Global power in a polarized world: Japan in the 1980s -- New roles in the world and new tensions -- Economy: thriving through the oil crises -- Politics: conservative heyday -- Society and culture in the exuberant eighties -- 17: Japan's "lost decades": 1989-2008: -- End of Showa -- Specter of a divided society -- Economy of the first "lost decade" -- Fall and rise of the liberal democratic party -- Assessing reforms, explaining recovery -- Between Asia and the west -- 18: Shock, disaster, and aftermath: Japan since 2008: -- Lehman shock -- Politics of hope and disillusionment -- Making sense of the perception of decline -- Disasters of "3-11" and their aftermath -- Appendix prime ministers of Japan, 1885-2012 -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiv, 417 pages
Isbn
9780199930159
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013001125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022233481
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)826458560
  • (OCoLC)ocn826458560
  • 368557

Library Locations

    • Cumming LibraryBorrow it
      585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA, 30040, US
      34.220596 -84.131772
    • Sharon Forks LibraryBorrow it
      2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, GA, 30041, US
      34.11878 -84.156553
    • Post Road LibraryBorrow it
      5010 Post Road, Cumming, GA, 30040, US
      34.205256 -84.220792
Processing Feedback ...