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Description - Modern Japan by Elise K. Tipton

This thoroughly updated second edition of "Modern Japan" provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, the book charts the country's evolution into a modernized, economic and political world power. Dealing with a broad and stimulating range of topics in an engaging style that will appeal to university students and the general reader, this book weaves social and political developments and balances a micro with a macro approach, introducing details about everyday lives that shed light on the bigger picture of major historical changes. It's systematic attention to gender issues, minorities and popular culture distinguishes this history and contributes to a sense of the complexity and diversity of modern Japanese society. Completely up-to-date and including many new images and a timeline that charts important events, this highly accessible and comprehensive textbook is an essential resource for students, scholars and teachers of Japanese history, politics culture and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415418706
ISBN-10: 0415418704
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elise K. Tipton

Elise K. Tipton is Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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