The Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 5

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Marius B. Jansen, John Whitney Hall
Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 1989 - History - 828 pages
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The volume consists of an interrelated collection of authoritative and analytical chapters by specialists in the history of nineteenth-century Japan that discuss the fissures in late feudal society, the impact of and responses to the West, the overthrow of the shogunal government, and the revolutionary changes that were instituted as defensive measures to strengthen the country against what seemed a dangerous competition with the Western world.
  

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Contents

An end a beginning and a transition
7
Historians and nineteenthcentury Japan
34
Japan in the early nineteenth century
50
Towns travel and urban culture
62
growth surplus and the problem
71
The image of the Western world
87
Probings toward synthesis
111
The Tempo famine
117
The Restoration in history and historiography
360
Opposition movements in early Meiji 18681885
367
Japans turn to the West
432
late Tokugawa and early
448
foreigners in Meiji
466
a consciousness of self in Meiji
487
Assumptions reexamined
501
Urban transformation
533

The foreign threat
124
Domain reforms
133
Bakufu reforms
139
Mizuno Tadakuni
155
Late Tokugawa culture and thought
168
The play of culture
178
The restoration of worship and work
198
Religions of relief
215
Defense and wealth
231
Cultural practice and the triumph of political
252
The foreign threat and the opening of the ports
259
The commercial treaties of 18571858
271
Problems of implementation
284
Settlement
297
Trade relations under the treaty port system
304
The Harris treaty and its aftermath
314
The loyalists
320
The treaty ports and foreign influence
335
Bakufu rally
342
Restoration
353
Household decisions
548
Conclusions and comparisons
562
The Tempo reforms
587
The opening of foreign trade
600
The transition and its nature
614
Meiji political institutions
618
The abolition of the domains
628
Central and local government
641
The Meiji constitution
651
Political society after 1890
665
Meiji conservatism
674
Conservatives and the problem of foreign relations
688
The emergence of bureaucratic conservatism
696
The conservative approach to industrial society
704
The social program of the conservatives
710
The legacy of Meiji conservatism
716
The Meiji polity and society
728
Works cited
783
Glossaryindex
813
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