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A Brief History Of Japanese Civilization

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9780534643065

ISBN10:
053464306X
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Pub. Date:
8/2/2005
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Preface. Part I: BEGINNINGS AND FOUNDATIONS. 1. Early Japan. 2. The Impact of Continental Civilization. Part II: ARISTOCRATS, MONKS, AND SAMURAI. 3. The Heian Period. 4. The Kamakura Period. 5. The Ashikaga Shogunate: Integration and Disintegration. Part III: LATE TRADITIONAL JAPAN. 6. The Formation of a New Order. 7. The Tokugawa Shogunate: The Middle Years. Part IV: JAPAN IN THE MODERN WORLD. 8. Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji. 9. The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894. 10. Imperial Japan 18951931. 11. Militarism and War. 12. The New Japan. Afterword. Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Authors xiv
Part One: Beginnings and Foundations
1(46)
The Prehistory of the Japanese Archipelago
2(16)
Geography
3(3)
Paleolithic Culture
6(1)
Jomon Culture
6(3)
Yayoi Culture
9(2)
Political and Social Developments
11(1)
The Tomb Period
12(3)
The Yamato Kings
15(3)
The Early State: Chinese and Korean Influences
18(29)
Chinese and Korean Backgrounds
19(7)
Overview
20(2)
Buddhism
22(3)
Buddhism and the State
25(1)
The Emergence of the Early Japanese State
26(21)
The Late Tomb Period
27(1)
The Seventh-Century Transition (the Asuka Period)
28(1)
The Rise of the Soga
28(1)
The 645 Coup d'Etat
29(1)
The Defeat of 663
30(1)
The Brief Civil War of 672
30(3)
Nara as a Center and Symbol
33(1)
Nara as a Religious Center
34(2)
Documents and Structures
36(2)
Writing and Literature
38(2)
The Visual Arts
40(5)
The End of the Nara Period
45(2)
Part Two: Aristocrats, Monks, and Samurai
47(74)
The Heian Period
48(30)
The Fujiwara
50(1)
The Estates
51(1)
Government and Administration
52(2)
The Warriors
54(1)
Rule by Retired Emperors
55(1)
Heian Buddhism: Tendai
56(1)
Esoteric Buddhism: Shingon
57(2)
Pietism
59(1)
A World Permeated by Religion
60(1)
Literature
61(5)
Life of the Heian Aristocracy
66(2)
The Visual Arts
68(5)
Painting
73(2)
The Phoenix Pavilion
75(3)
The Kamakura Period in Japan
78(22)
Triumph and Fall of the Taira (1156-1185)
79(1)
Establishment of the Bakufu
80(2)
Local Governance
82(1)
The Hojo Regents
83(1)
The Mongol Invasion and Its Aftermath
84(2)
The Warrior and His Ideals
86(1)
Religion: The Pure Land Sect
86(2)
Nichiren
88(1)
Zen
89(1)
Kami Worship
90(1)
Religious Art
91(5)
Literature
96(4)
Muromachi Japan
100(21)
The Kenmu Restoration (1333-1336)
101(1)
The Establishment of the Ashikaga Shogunate (1336-1368)
102(1)
Japanese and Continental Culture
103(1)
Government and Politics
104(2)
Yoshimitsu and His Age
106(1)
The No Drama
107(2)
Political Decline and Cultural Brilliance
109(3)
Poetry and Painting
112(3)
Economic Growth
115(2)
War and the Rise of the Daimyo
117(4)
Part Three: Early Modern/Late Traditional Japan
121(46)
The Formation of a New Order
122(20)
Consolidation (1573-1600)
123(8)
Consolidation (1573-1600)
123(1)
Oda Nobunaga
124(1)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
125(1)
The Invasion of Korea
126(1)
Grand Castles and the Arts
127(4)
Japan and Europe: First Encounters (1543-1630)
131(11)
The Portuguese in East Asia
131(2)
The Jesuits in Japan: Initial Success
133(4)
Persecution and Closure to the West
137(5)
Tokugawa Shogunate
142(25)
Founding and Consolidation
143(3)
Bakufu-Han Relations
146(1)
Economic and Social Change
147(3)
Classes and Values
150(1)
The Aesthetic Culture of the Aristocracy
151(2)
Genroku Urban Culture
153(1)
The Print
153(2)
Theater and Literature
155(3)
Intellectual Currents: Confucianism
158(2)
Historiography and Nativism
160(1)
Dutch Learning
161(1)
Reform and Its Limits
162(1)
Art and Literature After the Genroku Period
163(4)
Part Four: Japan and the Modern World
167(127)
Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji, 1787-1873
168(24)
Late Tokugawa
169(14)
The Bakufu (1787-1841)
169(1)
Economy and Society
170(1)
Reforms
171(2)
Intellectual Currents
173(2)
The ``Opening'' of Japan
175(3)
Domestic Politics
178(1)
Sonno Joi
179(1)
Mixed Responses to the West
180(1)
Last Years of the Shogunate (1860-1867)
180(3)
The Meiji Restoration
183(9)
Formation of a New Government: The Meiji Restoration
183(1)
The Charter Oath
184(1)
Dismantling the Old Order
185(1)
Disaffection and Opposition
186(1)
The Crisis of 1873
187(1)
The Meaning of the Restoration
188(4)
The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894
192(24)
Political Developments
194(1)
Formation of Parties
195(2)
The Emperor and the Constitution
197(2)
Western Influences on Values and Ideas
199(1)
``Civilization and Enlightenment''
199(2)
Social Darwinism
201(1)
The Arts
202(1)
Conservatism and Nationalism
203(2)
Education
205(2)
Modernizing the Economy
207(1)
The Zaibatsu
208(2)
The Military
210(1)
Korea and the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895
211(2)
The Treaty of Shimonoseki (April 1895)
213(3)
Imperial Japan: 1895-1931
216(24)
Late Meiji (1895-1912)
217(10)
Foreign Policy and Empire Building
217(3)
Economic and Social Developments
220(1)
Politics
221(2)
Literature and the Arts
223(4)
The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the 1920s
227(13)
The Taisho Political Crisis (1912-1913)
227(1)
Japan during World War I
228(1)
Politics and Policies (1918-1924)
229(2)
Party Government (1924-1931)
231(2)
Popular Culture
233(1)
Fine Arts
234(1)
Mingei
235(1)
Literature
236(1)
Intellectual Trends
237(3)
Militarism and War
240(18)
The Manchurian Incident and Its Consequences
241(2)
Japanese Politics and the Road to War
243(2)
War with China
245(2)
Expansion of the War into a Pacific War
247(3)
The Course of the War
250(1)
Japan at War
251(1)
Colonial East Asia during the War
252(1)
The End of the War
253(5)
The New Japan
258(36)
The Occupation (1945-1952)
260(7)
Means and Ends
260(2)
Social Policies
262(1)
Economic Policy
263(2)
The Korean War
265(1)
The End of the Occupation
266(1)
The New Japan (1952-1989)
267(20)
Economic Growth and Political Stability
268(1)
The Economy
268(3)
Government and Politics
271(2)
The 1970s and 1980s
273(2)
Society, Thought, and the Arts
275(1)
Social Change and Quality of Life
275(5)
Film
280(1)
Intellectual Life and Literature
281(2)
The Visual Arts
283(4)
From 1989 into the New Century
287(7)
Afterword 294(4)
Appendix: Suggestions for Further Study 298(13)
Photo Credits 311(2)
Text Credits 313(2)
Index 315


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