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Politics and Society in Japan's Meiji Restoration : A Brief History With Documents (Paperback) (Anne

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In the history of nineteenth-century imperialism, Japan is unique among non-western countries for its ability to fend off foreign domination. In this volume, Anne Walthall and M. William Steele examine how the tumultuous events happening inside Japan in the early nineteenth century contributed to this resiliency against western supremacy. The Introduction familiarizes students with the political and social conditions that contributed to Japan's development in the 1800s and details the events and causes of the Meiji Restoration, known among historians today as the Meiji revolution. The documents, some translated here for the first time, provide students with a range of perspectives on how Japanese people in the nineteenth century thought and acted in dealing with foreign pressure and domestic discord. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, maps, and a bibliography all enrich students' understanding of Japan on the brink of modernity.
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: History
Series Title: Bedford Series in History and Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Author: Anne Walthall & M. William Steele
Language: English
Street Date: December 30, 2016
TCIN: 51552119
UPC: 9781457681059
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9316
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