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A history of Japan : From stone age to superpower, Kenneth G. Henshall, (electronic book ;)

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A history of Japan : From stone age to superpower
Title
A history of Japan
Title remainder
From stone age to superpower
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth G. Henshall
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Language
eng
Summary
'One of the most important books in Japanese Studies in recent years.' - Ken Coates, Professor of History, University of New Brunswick 'In making the history of this remarkable society accessible to a wider public Professor Henshall has performed a most valuable service.' - Derek Massarella, Professor of Economic History, Chuo University, Japan 'An extraordinary book that will appeal to student, specialist, and general reader alike.' - Laurie Barber, Professor of History, University of Waikato
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no index present
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non fiction
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Japan's impact on the modern world is enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet wields one sixth of the world's economic power. Just 150 years ago it was an obscure land of paddy fields and feudal despots. Within 50 years it became a major imperial power - its first 'miracle'. At the end of the Second World War it came close to annihilation, suffering nuclear attack and defeat. Many wanted the entire Japanese race exterminated. Yet Japan not only survived, it became an economic superpower - its second 'miracle'. True miracles have no explanation. Japan's 'miracles' do. Its achievements are partly due to luck, but owe much to the way the nation responds to circumstance. Its responses are based on values and practices often deep-rooted in its history. To understand fully Japan's achievements, it is vital to examine that history. That is exactly what A History of Japan does
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general
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A history of Japan : From stone age to superpower, Kenneth G. Henshall, (electronic book ;)
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  • Ebook
  • Originally published in: 1999
Contents
Preface Introduction: Japan and History From the Stone Age to Statehood: Myths, Prehistory, and Ancient History Of Courtiers and Warriors: Early and Medieval History (710-1600) The Closed Country: The Tokugawa Period (1600-1868) Building a Modern Nation: The Meiji Period (1868-1912) The Excesses of Ambition: The Pacific War and its Lead-up A Phoenix from the Ashes: Post-War Successes and Beyond Conclusion: Lessons for Aspiring Superpowers References Glossary of Japanese Terms Index
Control code
9780230502925
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230502925
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Label
A history of Japan : From stone age to superpower, Kenneth G. Henshall, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
  • Ebook
  • Originally published in: 1999
Contents
Preface Introduction: Japan and History From the Stone Age to Statehood: Myths, Prehistory, and Ancient History Of Courtiers and Warriors: Early and Medieval History (710-1600) The Closed Country: The Tokugawa Period (1600-1868) Building a Modern Nation: The Meiji Period (1868-1912) The Excesses of Ambition: The Pacific War and its Lead-up A Phoenix from the Ashes: Post-War Successes and Beyond Conclusion: Lessons for Aspiring Superpowers References Glossary of Japanese Terms Index
Control code
9780230502925
Edition
2nd rev. ed.
Extent
280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230502925
Specific material designation
unspecified
System details
Adobe Ebook Reader

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