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Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000 by Richard Sims

Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000


Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000 by Richard Sims

Modern Japanese political history has been eventful, as Japan transformed from a decentralized feudal regime into a nation state which seemed to be following a Western pattern of modernisation until the 1930s. This volume explores the changes in the political process behind these developments.


'Superbly designed and printed, the front cover a veritable work of art, illustrated throughout, while standards of academic publishing steadily decline, what a pleasure to see a book as well produced as this. The book's content fully matches expectations. To complete such a comprehensive, lucid survey of Modern Japan's stormy and tortuous political history from 1868 to the present day is an impressive achievement.' -Jnl Royal Asiatic Society'

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Publication date

29th March 2001


Richard Sims

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C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd


395 pages


Asian history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Politics & government
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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