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Japan
By James L. McClain

Japan

A Modern History

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Japan by James L. McClain

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This text conveys the turbulent political, economic and social change that over four centuries positioned Japan as a modern world power. This narrative examines the impact of towering figures such as Leyasu, the architect of the Tokugawa state, and the experiences of everyday Japanese - farmers, soldiers and women - whose struggles built a strong and prosperous nation. The work traces the advances and reversals marking Japan's path from a land ruled by lords and a warrior class to a modern parliamentary democracy, and from a small isolationist nation to a political and economic giant. This history text is also seasoned with Japanese culture throughout - the woodblock prints of Hiroshige and Hokusai, the exquisite haiku of Basho, the beauties of noh drama, the novels of Oe Kenzaburo and the films of Ozo.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393977202
ISBN-10: 039397720X
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Pages: 752
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author James L. McClain

Cambridge History of Japan by James L. McClain Cambridge History of Japan, Hardback (June 1991)

Volume 4 of The Cambridge History of Japan examines the turbulent period from 1550 to 1800.

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Author Biography - James L. McClain

James L. McClain is professor of history at Brown University and the award-winning author of Kamazawa: A Seventeenth Century Castle Town. He and his family live in Providence, Rhode Island.

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