A Brief History Of Japanese Civilization

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-02
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This compelling text explores the development of Japan through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through its economic, political, and social history. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of Japan.

Table of Contents

Beginnings and Foundations
The Prehistory of the Japanese Archipelago
The Early State: Chinese and Korean Influences
Chinese and Korean Backgrounds
The Emergence of the Early Japanese State
Aristocrats, Monks, and Samurai
The Heian Period
The Kamakura Period in Japan
Muromachi Japan
Early Modern/Late Traditional Japan
The Formation of a New Order Consolidation (1573-1600)
Japan and Europe: First Encounters (1543-1630)
Tokugawa Shogunate
Japan and the Modern World
Endings and Beginnings: From Tokugawa to Meiji, 1787-1873
The Meiji Restoration
The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894
Imperial Japan: 1895-1931
The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the 1920s
Militarism and War
The New Japan
The Occupation (1945-1952)
The New Japan (1952-1989)
From 1989 into the New Century
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