The Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 6

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John Whitney Hall
Cambridge University Press, 1988 - History - 888 pages
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Japan has played a key role in spurring this transformation. Once an isolated island society, little known to its neighbours and practically unknown to the West, Japan has emerged today as a leading economic power. The country's rise to a position of international prominence has not been a smooth process, however - it has come only after a period of turmoil and conflict. Volume 6 provides a general introduction to Japan's history during the first three quarters of the twentieth century, with emphasis on political, economic, social and intellectual trends. Leading historians have contributed essays dealing with the development of domestic politics, particularly the politics of representative institutions, and Japan's relations with the outside world, including its prewar territorial expansion and aggrandizement on the Asian continent. Although written by specialists, this volume will be an important reference work for general readers as well as scholars and students of modern Japanese history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The establishment of party cabinets 18981932
55
Politics and mobilization in Japan 19311945
97
Postwar politics 19451973
154
high economic
184
The Japanese colonial empire 18951945
217
The empire assembled 18951922
224
concepts
237
World War II
487
Conclusion
492
Macroeconomic performance
502
The changing industrial structure
516
Characteristics of Japanese enterprises
527
Economic policy
533
The transformation of rural society 19001950
541
The roots of protest
555

Administering the empire
244
development
252
emigration
260
The indigenous response to Japanese colonialism
266
World War I and Japan
277
Shidehara diplomacy versus Tanaka diplomacy
285
The occupation of Manchuria
295
The China conflict
302
The Pacific
311
The morass in China
319
Fumbling for direction
325
Japan under new management
332
Tora Tora Tora
340
Victory fever continued
347
Retaining the initiative
354
Exit Tojo
361
The Suzuki cabinet and intensification of
368
Overview
376
Industrialization and technological change 18851920
385
Depression recovery and war 19201945
451
GNE and prices
463
Recovery
467
War
480
The tenant movement
576
Nohonshugi
589
Epilogue
604
Relations University of Illinois ChampaignUrbana
606
employment in Japanese factories 19091956
614
The emergence of dualism in the labor market
621
Labor conflict and industrial relations 19201945
629
factories by size of factory
630
Postwar labor relations 19451955
646
Socialism liberalism and Marxism 19011931
654
The collapse of the socialist movement
666
Minponshugi
673
Toward radicalism
681
The revival of socialism
687
Yamakawa Hitoshi and the change in direction
698
the paradox of Japanese
708
Culturalism
734
Cultural particularism
741
The debate on modernity
758
Epilogue
768
Works cited
775
Glossaryindex
827
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