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What is a Document? How to Read a Document Introduction Note on Sources and Interpretation Chapter One: The Land of Shogun and Daimyo A New Order Reordering the World Life Under the Tokugawa The Shogunate Under Challenge Chapter Two: Picture Essay: The Old Order Topples: 1853-68 Japan's Sense of the World Perry's Arrival A Land in Transition Symbols of Change Tumultuous Times Demise of a Domain Lord Chapter Three: Confronting the Modern World: 1868-89 Envisioning a New World Creating a New World A New Society Chapter Four: Turning Outward: 1890-1912 Rising Nationalism An Expansionist Turn A Modern, Urban Society Chapter Five: Imperial Democracy, 1912-30 Modern Times Reining in Diversity Chapter Six: The Dark Era: 1930-45 The Militarist Turn War Chapter Seven: The Reemergence: 1945-70 An Occupied Land The Return to Normal Life The Reemergence Chapter Eight: Japan as a World Power after 1970 Surmounting Crises Awash in Capital Toward a New Century Timeline Further Reading Websites Text Credits Picture Credits Index

About the Author

James L. Huffman is H. Orth Hirt Professor of History Emeritus at Wittenberg University. He is the author of several books, including Japan in World History (OUP, 2009), and A Yankee in Meiji Japan: The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House (2003), and the editor of Modern Japan: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism (1997).

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