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Author Murphy, R. Taggart.

Title Japan and the shackles of the past / R. Taggart Murphy.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    952 MUR    Available
Description xxvii, 443 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 25 cm
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Contents Introduction -- Part one : The forging of the shackles. Japan before the Edo period -- The incubation of the modern Japanese state -- "Restoration" to occupation -- The miracle -- The institutions of high-speed growth -- Consequences : intended and otherwise -- Part two : The shackles trap today's Japan. Economy and finance -- Business -- Social and cultural change -- Politics -- Japan and the world.
Summary Penetrating overview of Japan, from a historical, social, political, economic, and cultural perspective"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-420) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part One. The Forging of the Shackles -- Japan Before the Edo Period -- The Incubation of the Modern Japanese State -- "Restoration" to Occupation -- The Miracle -- The Institutions of High-speed Growth -- Consequences : Intended and Otherwise -- Part Two. The Shackles Trap Today's Japan -- Economy and Finance -- Business -- Social and Cultural Change -- Politics -- Japan and the World -- Appendix A : The Meiji Leaders -- Appendix B : Important Political Figures of Postwar Japan.
Subject Japan -- History.
Japan -- Economic conditions.
Japan -- Social conditions.
Japan -- Politics and government.
Social change -- Japan -- History.
ISBN 9780199845989 (hardback : alkaline paper)
0199845980 (hardback : alkaline paper)

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