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Modern Japanese Society 1868-1994 By Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)

Modern Japanese Society 1868-1994
by Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)

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The 20th century has been a time of tremendous social change and development in Japan. This study outlines the role of the ordinary Japanese citizen in modern Japanese history, exploring the rapidly altering relationship between the state and its people.
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Modern Japanese Society 1868-1994 by Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)

The last 120 years have seen great social change and development in Japan. In the early 1870s Japan was still a third world country - a newly unified island nation with a highly agrarian economy and an insecure and weak government. By 1914 Japan has progressed towards the beginnings of an industrial economy, it had established a small empire for itself and the government had gained full and effective control over the entire country. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Japan is an economic giant, with a massive export economy and considerable clout in the international world community. Ann Waswo outlines the role of the 'ordinary' Japanese citizen in this extraordinary history. One of the continuous themes in this history has been the steady relationship which the state has had with the people since the late nineteenth century, but this relationship has not been without change. Waswo focuses attention upon these developments, together with the many historical explanations for events in Japanese history - events which have too often been explained by the 'unique and enduring' quality of Japanese cultural traditions.

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Modern Japanese Society 1868-1994 Reviews


Ann Waswo is an elegant writer who treats complex material with stunning clarity * Gary Allinson, co-editor of Political Dynamics in Contemporary Japan *

About Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)


Ann Waswo is Lecturer in Modern Japanese History at the University of Oxford, a member of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, and a fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.

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GOR003204137
Modern Japanese Society 1868-1994 by Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)
Ann Waswo (Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford)
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Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-03-21
188
0192892282
9780192892287
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