9780813346946

Modern Japan

  • ISBN 13:

    9780813346946

  • ISBN 10:

    0813346940

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/31/2012
  • Publisher: Perseus Books

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Summary

Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japanprovides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses on the Tokugawa period to the present. The fifth edition of Modern Japanis updated throughout to include the latest information on Japan's international relations, including secret diplomatic correspondence recently disclosed on WikiLeaks. This edition brings Japanese history up to date in the post 9/11 era, detailing current issues such as: the impact of the Gulf Wars on Japanese international relations, the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident, the recent tumultuous change of political leadership, and Japan's current economic and global status. An updated chronological chart, list of prime ministers, and bibliography are also included.

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