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The Resource A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901, Watanabe Hiroshi ; translated by David Noble

A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901, Watanabe Hiroshi ; translated by David Noble

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A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901
Title
A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901
Statement of responsibility
Watanabe Hiroshi ; translated by David Noble
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In 1853 a flotilla of U.S. Navy warships led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry arrived in Japan. A scant fourteen years later the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate, which had lasted two and a half centuries, was at an end. What lay behind the sudden collapse of samurai rule? Watanabe Hiroshi traces the quiet changes in political thought that culminated in the dramatic events of the Meiji Revolution in 1868. Confucian ideals such as a universal Way and benevolent government under a virtuous ruler possessing the mandate of heaven were taught by successive Japanese Confucians and came to permeate the country, posing an implicit threat to military rule. Over time the development of a national consciousness, the rising prestige of the imperial court in Kyoto, and increased knowledge of the Western world created the conditions for a national debate over opening up to the Westand for radical political change
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LWU
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.J3
LC item number
W36613 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
LTCB international library selection
Series volume
no. 30
Label
A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901, Watanabe Hiroshi ; translated by David Noble
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-527) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xiv, 543 p.
Isbn
9784924971325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810874522
  • UtOrBLW
Label
A history of Japanese political thought, 1600-1901, Watanabe Hiroshi ; translated by David Noble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English ed.
Extent
xiv, 543 p.
Isbn
9784924971325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810874522
  • UtOrBLW

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