Turning points in Japanese history /
edited by Bert Edström.
Richmond : Japan Library, 2002.
vii, 251 p. ; 24 cm.
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Richmond : Japan Library, 2002.
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Papers from the 9th Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies held in Lahti, Finland, 23-26 August 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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So-called 'turning points' or 'defining moments' are both the oxygen and grid lines that historians and researchers seek in plotting the path of social and political development of any country. In the case of Japan, the ninth Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies provided a unique opportunity for leading scholars of Japanese history, politics and international relations to offer an outstanding menu of 'turning points' (many addressed for the first time), over 20 of which are included here. Thematically, the book is divided into sections, including Medieval and Early Modern Japan, Japan and the West, Contested Constructs in the Study of Tokugawa and Meiji Japan, Aspects of Modern Japanese Foreign Policy, and Democracy and Monarchy in Post-War Japan.
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Turning points are both the oxygen and grid lines that historians seek in plotting the path of social and political development of any country. In the case of Japan, this work offers a menu of turning points.
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Introduction: 'Turning Points' and 'Defining Moments'p. 1
Bukkyo Denrai: The True Turning Pointp. 17
1247 as a Turning Point for the Kamakura Shogunatep. 25
A Turning Point in Court-Bakufu Relations During the Edo Periodp. 34
The Starting Point of Modern Japanese-Korean Relations: The Letter Incident of 1869p. 44
Deliberate Non-Communication: The Influence of the Religious Issues on the Diplomatic Talks During the Visit of the Iwakura Delegation to Belgiump. 57
Rescuing the Prisoners of the Maria Luz: The Meiji Government and the 'Coolie Trade', 1868-75p. 71
The Ending of Extraterritoriality in Japanp. 84
Maruyama on Kaikoku: Ruptures in a Frame of Vertical Developmentp. 102
The Meiji Constitution as Miscalculationp. 120
The End of World War One as a Turning Point in Modern Japanese Historyp. 138
Takahashi Korekiyo's Fiscal Policy and the Rise of Militarism in Japan during the Great Depressionp. 163
Japan and Islam Policy During the 1930sp. 180
Japan's Foreign Policy and the Yoshida Legacy Revisitedp. 215
The Beginning of the End? The Problem of Imperial Succession in Modern Japanp. 232
Indexp. 243
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