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Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000

Authors: Sims, R.

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Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000 explores, through a combination of narrative and analysis, the changes in the political process which lay behind Japan's transformation into a modern nation state; its successive turn toward militarism, fascism, and the Pacific War; and the imposition of a fully democratic constitution. Sims examines closely such central topics as the Meiji renovation, samurai modernisers, the rise of liberal political parties, the Meiji constitution, 'Taisho democracy', the wartime changes in the political system, postwar reforms and the 'reverse course', four decades of Liberal Democratic rule, and the shake-up of Japanese politics during the 1990s. No other book has covered Japanese political history over the entire period since 1868 in such detail, and the present volume aims to fill the gap between the various general histories of modern Japan and the ever-increasing monographic literature.

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RICHARD SIMS has taught modern Japanese history at the School of Oriental and African Studies since 1966. His previous books include Modern Japan (1973) and French Policy towards the Bakufu and Meiji Japan, 1854-1895 (1998).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Meiji Renovation

    Pages 1-39

    Sims, Richard

  • The Consolidation of the Meiji State and the Growth of Political Opposition, 1878–90

    Pages 40-68

    Sims, Richard

  • The Constitutional Experiment and the Beginning of Compromise Politics, 1890–1905

    Pages 69-92

    Sims, Richard

  • Political Party Consolidation, Oligarchic Reaction and the Emergence of New Forces, 1905–18

    Pages 93-122

    Sims, Richard

  • Party Cabinets, Radical Movements and the Collapse of Taisho Democracy, 1918–32

    Pages 123-178

    Sims, Richard

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-63240-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-63240-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-23915-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 395
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