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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Chushichi Tsuzuki


This history of modern Japan covers its transformation from a small country on the fringe of international politics to the major world power it is today. The book traces Japan's pursuit of power, first by military and then by economic means, from her attempts to replace China at the centre of the Confucian Middle Kingdom; through the Meiji nationalist response to the inroads of 19th century western imperialism; and on to the post-war US-Japanese alliance powering the economic miracle of the last half of the 20th century. The book examines Japan's political, intellectual, and industrial develop ... More

Keywords: modern Japan, Meiji, western imperialism, Japanese imperialism, USA, political development, economic development, intellectual development, Japanese modernization

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chushichi Tsuzuki, author
International University of Japan, Tokyo

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