Modern Japan: A History in Documents

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Contents
6WHAT IS A DOCUMENT?
8HOW TO READ A DOCUMENT
11INTRODUCTION
Chapter One
17THE SHOGUN'S REALM
20Closing the Country
28A Feudal Regime
37Life Under the Tokugawa
42The Shogunate Under Challenge
Chapter Two: Picture Essay
47THE OLD ORDER TOPPLES: 1853–68
49Japan's Sense of the World
50Perry's Arrival
51A Land in Transition
52Symbols of Change
54Tumultuous Times
55Demise of a Domain Lord
Chapter Three
57CONFRONTING THE MODERN WORLD: 1868–89
59Envisioning a New World
67Creating a New System
74A New Society
Chapter Four
81TURNING OUTWARD: 1890–1912
83Rising Nationalism
87An Expansionist Turn
98A Modern, Urban Society
Chapter Five
107IMPERIAL DEMOCRACY: 1912–30
109The Energy of Modernity
121Reining in Diversity
Chapter Six
131THE DARK ERA: 1930–45
133The Militarist Turn
147War
Chapter Seven
159THE REEMERGENCE: 1945–70
161An Occupied Land
170The Return to Normal Life
176The Reemergence
Chapter Eight
185JAPAN AS A WORLD POWER: AFTER 1970
187Surmounting Crises
195Awash in Capital
201As the Century Ended
212TIMELINE
214FURTHER READING AND WEBSITES
216TEXT CREDITS
219PICTURE CREDITS
220INDEX

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Introduction 11
  • Chapter One - The Shogun's Realm 17
  • Chapter Two: Picture Essay - The Old Order Topples: 1853–68 47
  • Chapter Three - Confronting the Modern World: 1868–89 57
  • Chapter Four - Turning Outward: 1890–1912 81
  • Chapter Five - Imperial Democracy: 1912–30 107
  • Chapter Six - The Dark Era:1930–45 131
  • Chapter Seven - The Reemergence: 1945–70 159
  • Chapter Eight - Japan as a World Power: After 1970 185
  • Timeline 212
  • Further Reading and Websites 214
  • Text Credits 216
  • Acknowledgments 219
  • Index 220
  • About the Author 224
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