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The Cambridge History of Japan 6 Volume Set The Twentieth Century

by Peter Duus

Part of the The Cambridge History of Japan Series

The Cambridge History of Japan 6 Volume Set The Twentieth Century Synopsis

Japan has played a key role in spurring this transformation. Once an isolated island society, little known to its neighbours and practically unknown to the West, Japan has emerged today as a leading economic power. The country's rise to a position of international prominence has not been a smooth process, however - it has come only after a period of turmoil and conflict. Volume 6 provides a general introduction to Japan's history during the first three quarters of the twentieth century, with emphasis on political, economic, social and intellectual trends. Leading historians have contributed essays dealing with the development of domestic politics, particularly the politics of representative institutions, and Japan's relations with the outside world, including its prewar territorial expansion and aggrandizement on the Asian continent. Although written by specialists, this volume will be an important reference work for general readers as well as scholars and students of modern Japanese history.

The Cambridge History of Japan 6 Volume Set The Twentieth Century Press Reviews

...these essays, individually and collectively, are a major contribution to the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. The 51 pages of works cited alone are an important contribution; they represent a basic bibliography of 20th-century Japanese history. Choice Every chapter in this outstanding volume sets a high standard to challenge present and future historians who, armed with fresh methodologies, may seek to provide their own complete record of Japan's modern history. Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521223577
Publication date: 28th April 1989
Author: Peter Duus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 888 pages
Categories: Asian history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

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