A Companion to Japanese History

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2009-07-20
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Japanese History provides an authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan's history. Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars. Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns. Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses. Presents stimulating interventions into individual controversies.

Author Biography

William M. Tsutsui is Professor of History at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (2004), Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan (1998), and Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation (1988).

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Japan Before 1600p. 11
Japanese Beginningsp. 13
The Heian Periodp. 30
Medieval Japanp. 47
Early Modern Japanp. 67
Unification, Consolidation, and Tokugawa Rulep. 69
Social and Economic Change in Tokugawa Japanp. 86
Intellectual Change in Tokugawa Japanp. 101
Cultural Developments in Tokugawa Japanp. 117
Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration Through World War IIp. 137
Restoration and Revolutionp. 139
Oligarchy, Democracy, and Fascismp. 156
Social and Economic Change in Prewar Japanp. 172
Intellectual Life, Culture, and the Challenge of Modernity Elise K. Tiptonp. 189
External Relationsp. 207
The Japanese Empirep. 224
The Fifteen-Year Warp. 241
Japan since 1945p. 263
The Occupationp. 265
Postwar Politicsp. 281
The Postwar Japanese Economyp. 299
Postwar Society and Culturep. 315
Japan in the Worldp. 333
Themes in Japanese Historyp. 349
Women and Sexuality in Premodern Japanp. 351
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japanp. 372
Class and Social Stratificationp. 389
Japan in Asiap. 407
Center and Periphery in Japanese Historical Studiesp. 424
Modernity, Water, and the Environment in Japanp. 443
Popular Culturep. 460
Rural Japan and Agriculturep. 477
Business and Laborp. 493
Authority and the Individualp. 511
National Identity and Nationalismp. 528
Consolidated Bibliographyp. 545
Indexp. 593
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