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Modern Japan : a very short introduction

Author: Christopher S Goto-Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Japan is arguably today's most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products-from animated movies and computer games to cars, semiconductors, and management techniques-are consumed around the world. In many ways, Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains something of an enigma  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goto-Jones, Christopher S.
Modern Japan.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009278421
(OCoLC)255902002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Goto-Jones
ISBN: 9780191568213 019156821X 9780191578946 0191578940
OCLC Number: 551147799
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 159 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: What's modern about modern Japan --
Japan's encounter with the modern world --
Imperial revolution: embracing modernity --
Overcoming and overcome by modernity: Japan at war --
Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society --
Overcoming denial: contemporary Japan's quest for normalcy --
Epilogue: Japan in the 21st century.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: by Christopher Goto-Jones.

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Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. The aim of this Very Short  Read more...
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A wonderfully engaging narrative of a complicated history, which from the beginning to end sheds light on the meaning of modernity in Japan as it changed over time. An exemplary text. * Carol Gluck, Read more...

 
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