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A Modern History of Japan
Author: Andrew Gordon

ISBN: 9780199930159
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 417
Published: 10 April 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.6 x 1.7
Description:
A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Third Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history.

It takes students from the days of the shogunate--the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family--through the modernising revolution launched by mid level samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organisation; and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Author Andrew Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster.

New to the Third Edition
The previous edition's final chapter has been extensively revised for the third edition. Retitled "Japan's 'Lost Decades", it now covers the time span from 1989 through 2008.
An entirely new final chapter examines Japan's tumultuous recent history in a global context. Beginning with the financial crisis of 2008, it takes readers up to the traumatic events of 3/11/11, and thr...

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