A Modern History of Japan
From Tokugawa Times to the PresentBook - 2014
Overview: A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present 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 overlordship of the Tokugawa family-through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century; the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization; 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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 
Edition: Third edition
Branch Call Number: 952.025 GORDON
Characteristics: xiv, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm