Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226568034 Published March 1980


The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics

Tetsuo Najita

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Tetsuo Najita

160 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1974
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226568034 Published March 1980
Historians have long been aware of the richness and complexity of the intellectual history of modern Japanese politics. Najita's study, however, is the first in a Western language to present a consistent and broad synthesis of this subject. Najita elucidates the political dynamics of the past two hundred years of Japanese history by focusing on the interplay of restorationism and bureaucratism within the context of Japan's modern revolution, the Meiji Restoration.
1. Introduction: A Perspective on Modern Japan
2. The Tokugawa Bureaucratic Legacy
3. Restorationism in Late Tokugawa
4. The Meiji Quest for Constitutional and Ideological Certitude
5. Political Change and Protest in the Early Twentieth Century
6. Epilogue: Japan Beyond Restoration
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