History of Japan, 1582-1941, A Internal and External Worlds

By: Cullen, L.M.

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Offering a distinctive overview of the pressures responsible for the emergence of modern Japan, Louis Cullen rejects the traditional boundaries of Japanese historiography and combines economic, social, and political approaches to create a powerful analysis. Cullen reviews the Japanese experience of expansion, social transition, industrial growth, economic crisis and war, to present an island nation that is a growing industrial power with little perception of its worldwide context.

Title: History of Japan, 1582-1941, A Internal and External Worlds

Author Name: Cullen, L.M.

Categories: Japanese,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 15/May/2003

ISBN Number: 0521529182

ISBN Number 13: 9780521529181

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 3215

Description: 8 maps 376 This book offers a distinctive overview of the internal and external pressures responsible for the making of modern Japan. L. M. Cullen argues that Japanese policies and fears have often been caricatured in western accounts which have viewed the expansion of the west in an unduly positive light. He shows that Japan before 1854, far from being in progressive economic and social decay or political crisis, was on balance a successful society led by rational policymakers. He also shows how when an external threat emerged after 1793 the country became on balance more open rather than more oppressive and that Japan displayed remarkable success in negotiation with the western powers in 1853-68. In the twentieth century, however, with the 1889 constitution failing to control the armed forces and western and American interests encroaching in Asia and the Pacific, Japan abandoned realism and met her nemesis in China and the Pacific. (ISBN: 9780521529181 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 3215)

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