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A History of Japan, 2nd Edition

A History of Japan, 2nd Edition

Conrad Totman

ISBN: 978-1-405-12359-4

Jan 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

720 pages

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$66.95

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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day.
  • The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism.
  • Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow.
  • Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations.
  • Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

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List of Illustrations.

Conventions Used.

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Maps.

Introduction.

Part I: Beginnings:.

1. Geology, Climate, and Biota.

2. From Origins to Agriculture.

Part II: The Age of Dispersed Agriculturalists (400 BCE - 1250 CE):.

3. Political Consolidation to 671 CE.

4. Establishing the Ritsuryô Order (672-750).

5. Ritsuryô Adaptation and Decay (750-1250).

6. Classical Higher Culture (750-1250).

Part III: The Age of Intensive Agriculture (1250-1890):.

7. The Centuries of Disorder (1250-1890).

8. Medieval Higher Culture (1250-1550).

9. Establishing the Bakuhan Order (1550-1700).

10. The Age of Growth (1590-1700).

11. Stasis and Decay (1700-1850).

12. Crisis and Redirection (1800-1890).

Part IV: The Age of Industrialism: Early Decades (1890-Present):.

13. Early Imperial Triumph (1890-1914).

14. Early Imperial Society and Culture.

15. Later Imperial Politics and Economy (1914-1945).

16. Later Imperial Society and Culture (1914-1945).

17. Drift to Disaster (1914-1945).

18. Entrepreneurial Japan: Politics and Economy (1945-1990).

19. Society and Environment (1945-1990).

20. The Culture of Entrepreneurial Japan (1945-1990).

Epilogue: Japan Today and Tomorrow.

Endnotes.

Appendices.

A. Tables I-X.

B. Chinese Words: Wade-Giles & Pinyin Orthographies.

C. Glossary of Japanese Terms.

D. Supplemental.

Readings.

Index


  • New edition of this successful single-volume history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day.
  • The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism.
  • Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow.
  • Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations.
  • Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.