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10 thoughts on “Modern Japan

  1. says:

    This really readable, compressed overview of Japan from ancient times to the early 2000s provides multiple launch points for deeper study into the military, socioeconomic, geopolitical, religious, environmental, and social class hierarchy of this multifaceted culture.


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    Christopher Goto Jones has made a very intriguing read here His book examines Japan through the last 400 or so years, and does a rather good job of explaining concisely the reason Japan is the way it is now, especially in regard to the ambiguity of its identity and of Japan s lack of purpose now that its drive to overtake the West has largely already happened.This is not so much a book about where Japan is going in the future as it is a critical look at where she is now, and that is a very refr Christopher Goto Jones has made a very intriguing read here His book examines Japan through the last 400 or so years, ...


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    A detailed run up to one of the most controversial countries out there Consider the case of Mishima His ideology was that of the need to redefine Japanese history in entirely martial terms, through a return to a militarist Japan under the Emperor and the rejection of democracy He committed sepukku or ritual suicide for he couldn t bear the break neck moder...


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    I am a big fan of the VSI series by Oxford but admittedly it can be sometimes a bit hit and miss The series often tries to achieve two things at the same time Firstly, to provide an overview and introduction to a topic and secondly, to have eminent scholars of the field update that overview and to give a bit of a fresh perspective Sometimes that can go awfully wrong with the scholar overly emphasising irrelevant academic details, while neglecting the task of giving a first rate introduction t I am a big fan of the VSI series by Oxford but admittedly it ...


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    In theory I love the whole idea of the A Very Short Introduction series, so it was time I finally read one Since my husband is pretty interested in all things Japanese and has gotten me into some manga and anime, and everything else I know about Japan I learned from watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid, I thought this would be a good book to pick up.The book covers Japanese history from the arrival of Admiral Perry in 1853 to the current day, but also goes back to outline the Tokugawa In theory I love the whole idea of the A Very Short Introduction series, so it was time I finally read one Since my husband is pretty interested in all things Japanese and has gotten me into some manga and anime, and everything else I know about Japan I learned from watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid, I thought this would be a good book to pick up.The book covers Japanese history from the arrival of Admiral Perry in 1853 to the current day, but also goes back to outline the Tokugawa Period which began in the 17th century Even when learning a...


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    A great read about Japan written by specialist.I have been living in Japan for about 10 years now, and there are thing I never came to know until I read this book.What is exactly to be modern Since Japan is the first non western nation to be modern, the unique experience of Japan in this regard is highly worth the investigation I would recommend this book to arab intellectual to analyze this experience, since arab nations are in so much need to rapidly go along the modernization process.Japan A great read a...


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    A decent book, but didn t hold my interest as much as Hane s Japan A short history, which I recommend over this book.A nitpick I have with this book over Hane s is that the author uses to represent the long vowels in Japanese over thecommon such as ...


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    The first time looking at Japan as an entire outsider.


  10. says:

    The book gave a brief overview on the history of Japan However, despite the lengthy amount of time the author had to cover, he insisted on infusing his view of politics in the book Other than that, the book was great.


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Modern Japan Epub Modern Japan Author Christopher Goto Jones Jobs In Kingston.co.uk 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 To Many, Who See It As A Confusing Montage Of The Alien And The Familiar, The Ancient And Modern This Very Short Introduction Explodes The Myths And Explores The Reality Of Modern Japan, Offering A Concise, Engaging, And Accessible Look At The History, Economy, Politics, And Culture Of This Fascinating Nation It Examines What The Term Modern Means To The Japanese, Debunks The Notion That Japan Went Through A Period Of Total Isolation From The World, And Explores The Continuity Between Pre And Post War Japan Anyone Curious About This Intriguing Country Will Find A Wealth Of Insight And Information In These Pages About The Series Combining Authority With Wit, Accessibility, And Style, Very Short Introductions Offer An Introduction To Some Of Life S Most Interesting Topics Written By Experts For The Newcomer, They Demonstrate The Finest Contemporary Thinking About The Central Problems And Issues In Hundreds Of Key Topics, From Philosophy To Freud, Quantum Theory To Islam