Journals Higher Education

$49.95

Paperback

26 March 2013

432 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199930159


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A Modern History of Japan

From Tokugawa Times to the Present

Third Edition

Andrew Gordon

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Third Edition, 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 feudal 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.

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