- Books

The Making of Modern Japan #2020

The Making of Modern Japan Magisterial in vision sweeping in scope this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era from to the present A distillation of than fifty years engage

  • Title: The Making of Modern Japan
  • Author: Marius B. Jansen
  • ISBN: 9780674009912
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Making of Modern Japan By Marius B. Jansen, Magisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present A distillation of than fifty years engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.Since 1600 Japan has undergone three periods of wrMagisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present A distillation of than fifty years engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience.Since 1600 Japan has undergone three periods of wrenching social and institutional change, following the imposition of hegemonic order on feudal society by the Tokugawa shogun the opening of Japan s ports by Commodore Perry and defeat in World War II The Making of Modern Japan charts these changes the social engineering begun with the founding of the shogunate in 1600, the emergence of village and castle towns with consumer populations, and the diffusion of samurai values in the culture.Marius Jansen covers the making of the modern state, the adaptation of Western models, growing international trade, the broadening opportunity in Japanese society with industrialization, and the postwar occupation reforms imposed by General MacArthur Throughout, the book gives voice to the individuals and views that have shaped the actions and beliefs of the Japanese, with writers, artists, and thinkers, as well as political leaders given their due.The story this book tells, though marked by profound changes, is also one of remarkable consistency, in which continuities outweigh upheavals in the development of society, and successive waves of outside influence have only served to strengthen a sense of what is unique and native to Japanese experience The Making of Modern Japan takes us to the core of this experience as it illuminates one of the contemporary world s most compelling transformations.

    • BEST PDF "☆ The Making of Modern Japan" || UNLIMITED (E-Book) À
      369 Marius B. Jansen
    • thumbnail Title: BEST PDF "☆ The Making of Modern Japan" || UNLIMITED (E-Book) À
      Posted by:Marius B. Jansen
      Published :2020-04-25T22:05:05+00:00

    1 thought on “The Making of Modern Japan

    1. A deep, insightful and let s face it long history of Japan from the beginnings of the Tokugawa Era to the turn of the millennium The book is stronger in its first half where Jansen takes us through the establishment of the Tokugawa state and how it functioned Jansen avoids the mistake of losing you in a long list of chronologically ordered events and instead chooses to focus on specific elements, with the chronological flow of history sitting atop to loosely guide things forward Once the book mo [...]

    2. This is a massive and comprehensive book on the major changes that took place in Japan between 1600 and 2000, with the focus on the 1800s and 1900s Unsurprisingly, it goes into depth on political, economic, and international changes It does talk about social change, but this was definitely secondary to the typical themes a general history tends to cover.

    3. Jansen s book is hefty and detailed but very enlightening on the political and social history of modern Japan, with asides on Japanese culture and even philosophy One gets a good insight into the many influences on Japan and Japan s responses.The writing is fluid but sometimes he over sprinkles the names If a person is important, fine, but occasionally or not so occasionally he ll mention a person who does little to help a non Japanese understand the history or who never appears again in the boo [...]

    4. This is the definitive work of modern era Japan Jansen s work is a chronicle of not just the rise of railroads, of factories, the modern firearm, electricity and gas, the telegraph, milk , and other interesting developments of early modern Japan He gives background, history, cultural and political analysis, event and timeline breakdowns and An expansive work that takes the reader through decades upon decades of Japanese development and progress that happened at break neck speeds, but can now be [...]

    5. Chapters about the Tokugawa Shogunate and Meiji Restoration are insanely interesting Everything else, not so much majority of attention is paid to internal politics, which just wasn t so interesting after Bakufu fell.

    6. Phew This is a mighty chunk to get through I think it is worth it, however Janson, as is the way with Historians, gets very bogged down with just too much dry detail at times.The majority of the book covers pre pacific war days going back to Mejii times What struck me most about this was that the life expectancy of members of te government once they took office Sure some lived to a ripe old age, but there seemed to be a tendency to die in office or be knocked off by someone disgruntled in the mi [...]

    7. This is a great book for those curious about Japanese history since Sekigahara i.e from the rise of the Tokugawa It is certainly academic in tone, but it is very well written, and the author s wit often shines through as one is reading It is difficult to give a comprehensive review because of just how much is covered in this volume I found the Meiji era to the Pacific War period to be the best written, and most interesting This may have to do with it being the part I am less familiar with though [...]

    8. Marius B Jansen s The Making of Modern Japan is a thoroughly researched but approachable tome that debunks a few Western myths about Japan s relationship with the wider world under the Tokugawa regime, and provides a good mix of economic, political and social history A lot of work has gone into creating such an accessible piece of work, including extensive references to the existing canon of academic literature As someone with largely received wisdom on the history of Japan, garnered from the me [...]

    9. This is probably the most comprehensive history of modern Japan that you ll ever read Although there are many long, arid sections where the author does not seem to say much of anything, there are moments of genuine brilliance where he can sum up the whole spirit an age with a single sentence.Some examples Few lives have known change or contrast grandson of the first modernizer and the last divine ruler, Hirohito somehow symbolized the ambiguities of Japan s twentieth century Regarding the San [...]

    10. A detailed account of Japan history starting from three shogun unifers Oba Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Togugawa Ieyasu to post WWII Japan The author gives not only the historical events, but also a 360 degree view of its cultural history Since modern Japan history is interwoven with the history of China, Russia, Korea and in the later phase the world history, this book must be read together with other references in order to fully comprehend In the other word this is not a book to read on th [...]

    11. Another massive textbook I read for fun right when I planned on moving to Japan back in 2003 I think I must have read 3 or 800 books in a row This one took a while and had some pretty dry areas The parts interesting to me were those of 30s and 40s empire Oh and Japan opening up and shocking the world by defeating Russia in war at the turn of the 19th century.

    12. I was a bit baffled by this book too surface skimming to be of real use for academic history, too deathly boring to be read for pleasure I read this after seeing it name checked at the end of Ian Buruma s Inventing Japan, which though much shorter, was both much entertaining and gave a much vivid picture of the period from 1853 1964, of which it makes its subject.

    13. I ve a ways been very curious about Japan.but with all the hype I found kind of hard to find a book that told true history and provided some explanationsLoved it Also read Japan A Short cultural History , GB Sansomg country and amazing people the japanese.

    14. A tome that covers the history of Japan from the eighteenth century through the 1990s Good, but not brief.

    15. I ve only read about half of this thick tome Illuminating, but a little sprawling and dense at times.

    16. Basically what it says on the tin.I think it s provided me with a good skeleton of knowledge, a firm structure to stick the organs and meat in.

    17. It s better than the Benjamin text I read as an undergrad There s not much info I didn t already know, but reading it doesn t make me feel like, ugh, I know this already.

    18. Read the first few long chapters of a very long book as well as some of the last ones Its a very good book which I will come back to.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *