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The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics

Japan

The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Japanese Politics

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.

160 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1974

Asian Studies: East Asia

Table of Contents

Preface
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
Index

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