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Author Cullen, L. M. (Louis M.)

Title A history of Japan, 1582-1941 : internal and external worlds / L.M. Cullen
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, [2003]
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Contents Introduction: Japan's internal and external worlds, 1582-1941 -- Japan and its Chinese and European worlds, 1582-1689 -- The Japanese economy, 1688-1789 -- An age of stability: Japan's internal world in perspective, 1709-1783 -- Prosperity amid crises, 1789-1853 -- Sakoku under pressure: the gaiatsu of the 1850s and 1860s -- Fashioning a state and a foreign policy, 1868-1919 -- From peace to war, 1919-41
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-345) and index
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Subject Japan -- History.
Japan -- Relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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