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A concise history of Japan, Brett L. Walker

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A concise history of Japan
Title
A concise history of Japan
Statement of responsibility
Brett L. Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a unique nation's history with today's environmental concerns, Walker's vibrant and accessible new narrative then follows Japan's ascension from the ashes of World War II into the thriving nation of today. It is a history for our times, posing important questions regarding how we should situate a nation's history in an age of environmental and climatological uncertainties. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Brett L.
Dewey number
952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS835
LC item number
.W333 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge concise histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
A concise history of Japan, Brett L. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Writing Japanese history -- The birth of the Yamato State, 14,500 BCE-710 CE -- The Courtly Age, 710-1185 -- The rise of Samurai rule, 1185-1336 -- Medieval Japan and the warring states period, 1336-1573 -- Japan's encounter with Europe, 1543-1640 -- Unifying the realm, 1560-1603 -- Early modern Japan, 1600-1800 -- The rise of imperial nationalism, 1770-1854 -- Meiji enlightenment, 1868-1912 -- Meiji's discontents, 1868-1920 -- The birth of Japan's imperial state, 1800-1910 -- Empire and imperial democracy, 1905-1931 -- The Pacific War, 1931-1945 -- Japan's post-war history, 1945-present -- Natural disasters and the edge of history
Control code
890067954
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521178723
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014031651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)890067954
Label
A concise history of Japan, Brett L. Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Writing Japanese history -- The birth of the Yamato State, 14,500 BCE-710 CE -- The Courtly Age, 710-1185 -- The rise of Samurai rule, 1185-1336 -- Medieval Japan and the warring states period, 1336-1573 -- Japan's encounter with Europe, 1543-1640 -- Unifying the realm, 1560-1603 -- Early modern Japan, 1600-1800 -- The rise of imperial nationalism, 1770-1854 -- Meiji enlightenment, 1868-1912 -- Meiji's discontents, 1868-1920 -- The birth of Japan's imperial state, 1800-1910 -- Empire and imperial democracy, 1905-1931 -- The Pacific War, 1931-1945 -- Japan's post-war history, 1945-present -- Natural disasters and the edge of history
Control code
890067954
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521178723
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014031651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)890067954

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